Roll Call 9/11
On the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners crashing into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, and a field near Shanksville, PA. A total of 72 law enforcement officers perished on September 11, 2001.
After the impact of the first plane at the World Trade Center, the law enforcement community and fire and EMS personnel rushed to the site to assist with rescue and recovery. Years later, illnesses linked to the exposure to toxic materials following the terror attacks has led to nearly 300 deaths from 9/11 related illnesses. Unfortunately, this number continues to rise yearly.
Finding Names on the Memorial
The names of the fallen officers are engraved on the Memorial walls each year in random order for the most part. To help visitors find the names of specific officers, directories are placed at each of the four entrance points.