Police Week: We Remember
People were very emotional at the first Peace Officer Memorial after 9/11. The thing I remember is that Ofc. Molina held her salute throughout the reading of the New York officers killed in the attacks, with the majority being from the Port Authority and the NYPD. Most put their hands down at some point. I kept thinking she physically couldn’t keep her arm up because it would be impossible to hold — but she did.
In 2001, 233 law enforcement officers gave their lives in the line of duty. Of those 233 Officers, 71 were killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks against the United States.