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Detective Stuart F. Fishkin | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Stuart F. Fishkin

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, May 8, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: 9/11 related illness

Incident Date: 9/11/2001

Weapon: Aircraft; Passenger jet

Offender: 19 suicide attackers

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Detective Stuart Fishkin died as a direct result of illnesses he contracted after inhaling toxic materials as he participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

Detective Fishkin served with the New York City Police Department for 16 years and retired in 2004 due to his illness. He was assigned to the Fleet Services Division.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed two of four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. After the impact of the first plane, putting the safety of others before their own, law enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personnel, rushed to the burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid the victims and lead them to safety. Due to their quick actions, it is estimated that over 25,000 people were saved.

As the evacuation continued, the first tower unexpectedly collapsed due as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The second tower collapsed a short time later. 71 law enforcement officers, 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were killed at the World Trade Center site.

A third hijacked plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania when the passengers attempted to re-take control of the plane. One law enforcement officer, who was a passenger on the plane, was killed in that crash.

The fourth hijacked plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, killing almost 200 military and civilian personnel. No law enforcement officers were killed at the Pentagon.

The terrorist attacks resulted in the declaration of war against the Taliban regime, the illegal rulers of Afghanistan, and the al Qaeda terrorist network which also was based in Afghanistan.

On September 9, 2005, all of the public safety officers killed on September 11, 2001, were posthumously awarded the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor by President George W. Bush.

The contamination in the air at the World Trade Center site caused many rescue personnel to become extremely ill, and eventually led to the death of several rescue workers.

On May 1, 2011 members of the United States military conducted a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was hiding. During the raid, they shot and killed bin Laden.

Please click here to visit the memorials of all of the law enforcement officers killed in this terrorist attack.

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So many fine people sought to comfort the D'Allara family after we suffered through our own shock and disbelief. The loss of my twin brother NYPD ESU John D'Allara on September 11, 2001 is with me always.
Some people seem to standout and Stu Fishkin is one of them. So many years ago at breakfast in the Red Cross tent Stu accidentally leaned the wrong way on his belt and engaged his pepper spray into me and my scrambled eggs! Stu was beside himself having maced a LOOD family member. After I finished choking we all had a big laugh. He made my day and from then on I saw in Stu the as truly one of New York's Finest . As John used to say "the guy was a sweetheart. I know him to be a mench and a true New Yorker.
I had hoped to run into him again and was very saddened to see his name go up on the Memorial Wall at One PP last year.
I am hoping to see his family in person at some point to tell them how sorry I am.

Dan D'Allara
NYPD 9/11 LODD Family Member
April 27, 2017


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