Press Release Article


Date: Oct 24, 2007
Press Release Number: 89-2007

Thirty-seven members of the Port Authority Police Department will run in next month’s New York City Marathon in honor of the 37 members of the department who died while helping to direct tens of thousands of people to safety in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

“The men and women of the PAPD honor our fallen heroes every day by putting on their uniforms and protecting the people who use our extensive network of transportation facilities,” said Port Authority Director of Public Safety/Superintendent of Police Samuel J. Plumeri Jr. “I’m proud of those who are going the extra mile – literally and figuratively – as a tribute to the 37 members of the department who gave their lives to save others on 9/11.”

The 37 members of the PAPD who will run the 26.2 miles on November 4 also will be raising funds for chapters of Special Olympics in New York and New Jersey through sales of T-shirts. More information is available at One hundred percent of proceeds from sales will benefit Special Olympics.

A list of the 37 PAPD officers and commanders killed on 9/11 follows this release.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; the Port Authority-Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.

Officer Christopher C. Amoroso Staten Island, N.Y.
Officer Maurice V. Barry Rutherford, N.J.
Officer Liam Callahan Rockaway, N.J.
Lieutenant Robert D. Cirri Nutley, N.J.
Officer Clinton Davis Massapequa, N.Y.
Officer Donald A. Foreman Staten Island, N.Y.
Officer Gregg J. Froehner Chester, N.J.
Officer Thomas E. Gorman Middlesex, N.J.
Officer Uhuru G. Houston Englewood, N.J.
Officer George G. Howard Hicksville, N.Y.
Officer Stephen Huczko Hampton, N.J.
Inspector Anthony P. Infante Jr Chatham, N.J.
Officer Paul W. Jurgens Levittown, N.Y.
Sergeant Robert M. Kaulfers Kenilworth, N.J.
Officer Paul Laszczynski Paramus, N.J.
Officer David P. Lemagne North Bergen, N.J.
Officer John J. Lennon Howell, N.J.
Officer John D. Levi Lexington, N.Y.
Officer James F. Lynch Woodbridge, N.J.
Captain Kathy Mazza South Farmingdale, N.Y.
Officer Walter A. McNeil East Stroudsberg, PA.
Officer Donald J. McIntyre New City, N.Y.
Supt. of Police Fred V. Morrone Lakewood, N.J.
Officer Joseph M. Navas Paramus, N.J.
Officer James Nelson Clark, N.J.
Officer Alfonse J. Niedermeyer Manasquan, N.J.
Officer James W. Parham Jackson Heights, N.Y.
Officer Dominick A. Pezzulo Bronx, N.Y.
Officer Bruce A. Reynolds Columbia, N.J.
Officer Antonio J. Rodrigues Port Washington, N.Y.
Officer Richard Rodriguez Cliffwood, N.J.
Chief James A. Romito Westwood, N.J.
Officer John P. Skala Clifton, N.J.
Officer Walwyn W. Stuart Valley Stream, N.Y.
Officer Kenneth F. Tietjen Matawan, N.J.
Officer Nathaniel Webb Jersey City, N.J.
Officer Michael T. Wholey Westwood, N.J.

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