Date: Jul 15, 2014
Press Release Number: 148-2014
Retiring Port Authority Police Lieutenant David Lim, a 9/11 survivor, will report for the special rite of the Final Roll Call and afterwards participate in a ceremonial walk-out at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at LaGuardia Airport, Building 237. He is one of only 16 survivors of the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 2001.
Lieutenant Lim is retiring after a 34-year-career of dedicated service to the Port Authority of New York New Jersey, where he most recently served as a member of the PAPD elite K-9 unit patrolling LaGuardia Airport.
On 9/11, Lieutenant Lim was on duty in the North Tower when it collapsed at 10:28 a.m. in 11 seconds, killing all civilians still alive on upper floors, an undetermined number below, and scores of first responders. Incredibly, Lim, 12 firefighters and three civilians who were descending Stairwell B of the North Tower survived the catastrophe. Lim's canine partner, Sirius, also perished in the collapse.
Lieutenant Lim will be available for interviews and photos at the conclusion of the ceremony. Media wishing to attend the ceremony should contact the Port Authority's Media Relations Office at 212-435-7777.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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