Bruce ReynoldsPort Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Reflections for Police Officer Bruce Reynolds
You as always are remembered.
Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH
September 11, 2012
Bruce saved me 17 years ago at Port Authority. He is someone I will never forget helping me. He was so proud of his wife and talked of her with nothing but love. I may have known him a short while, but he will be remembered always!
September 11, 2011
Today, the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, DG opened it's stairwells and local firemen and women came to climb 110 flights of stairs in honor of America's heros. Everyone carried 1 of 343 firefighters, and you sir, were my guy!
Thank you for your service, and thank you for your 15 years of service before that fateful day. God calls his angels home early, and that is why he called you home on 9-11-01. So young, but so strong.
Someone who remembers
September 11, 2011
Bruce and I attended elementary school together. I was saddened to hear of his passing. He was certainly a hero. I will always remember him as a child with a bright future a head of him. My prayers go out to his family.
December 3, 2009
Sir, on today the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and all the other LEOs who died that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
September 11, 2009
The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, FOR HELPIPNG PROTECT OUR COUNTRY!!!!
Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08
March 12, 2009
I'm new on the job and I work at the Bridge. The A building is now on Bruce Reynolds Blvd. I stand next to your picture at roll call every day, and I hear the old-n-crusties talk about what a great guy you were. One thing is obvious: it's none of that "he's gone so let's make a hero out of him" that you sometimes hear. Each and every one of them means it from their hearts when they talk about what a great guy you were. That's a heck of a tribute to you, sir. you gave us a lot to live up to, but we're trying man, we're trying. Rest easy Big Brother.
April 3, 2008
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
March 29, 2008
Hey cousin Brucie, I came across this site by chance. It is very sobering. I can't say that I have a dry eye while going through the names and faces and memories.
To all who read this, know Bruce was a real person, a wonderful old soul, a great person to be around, a great conversationalist. He never, I mean, never ever had a negative word. The world was better off with Bruce. I am so very sorry.
GOD BLESS YOU.
P.O. Artie Rossi 983(ret)
December 20, 2007
You are not and will never be forgotten. You and the other brothers we lost that day are HEROES and will be remembered forever! Rest high on the streets of Heaven!
Deputy Brant Pewitt
Williamson Co. Sheriff's Dept TN.
September 11, 2007
For some time now, I have been keeping my promise to all of you who gave all, writing a reflection to each of you. It has become, what I like to refer to as, "A labor of love". And it has been my honor and priviledge to do so.
For the last 27 years, I have been a lawman. Although always proud of our profession and the job we do, NEVER have I been as proud as I am now because of your sacrifice and that of all our brothers and sisters. I have heard so many people use so many terms to describe what you did. "Hero", "Angel of Mercy", etc. I have my own term: "Soldier of God".
I truly believe that God has us embark on this mission of protecting those who cannot protect themselves, in His stead. Ours is a calling, and you demonstrated so perfectly what that calling is all about. It's about putting our own safety aside, and protect and defend those who, without us, would surely perish. Just like a soldier.
No words of mine, or for that matter, anyone else, can ever give you enough gratitude and thanks for a job well done, save this:
That because of your being a "Soldier of God", 25,000 innocent lives were spared. And like a good soldier, after you completed your mission, you went home. For all of us still here, on behalf of every one of us who wears a badge and carries a gun, thank you for your sacrifice, tenacity, dedication, bravery, and professionalism. May Almighty God bless you, your family, and God Bless America. Amen
Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida
April 27, 2007
Climb to Glory! So Others May Live! Death From Above!
These are our motos of our warriors. The men and women of 9/11 are true heros. These men and woumen have rewritten the meanings of these motos. There are thousands that are here because of the efforts of these heros. We will not forget you, our kids will not forget you, the American people and the heros that follow in your footsteps will forever remember the price payed on that day. Thank you, I love you
October 5, 2006
To the family and loved ones of Officer Bruce Reynolds and his fellow officers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department and most especially to Bruce:
Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. On this the fifth anniversary week of the tragic devastation wreaked upon our nation, those brave men and women who lost their lives safeguarding others are remembered and revered.
May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire.
This reflection is sent with the utmost respect and gratitude for the distinquished service Bruce gave to his community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 11, 2001.
Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Department, CA; eow 4/24/05
September 19, 2006
a hero lives forever...
September 13, 2006
Thinking of you and your loved ones on this tragic day in history. You will never be forgotten and will be forever a hero.
Wife of Deputy Alex Burdette EOW 3-12-05
September 11, 2006
HERO! Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.
July 25, 2006
I worked with you at Newark Airport when we were both new "on the job".
You were always a pleasure to work with. Your love of contry music and of Ireland will always remind me of you.
When it's my time to enter the Kingdom of Heaven (If I'm worthy), I hope that you'll introduce me to everyone there.
Keep an eye over me and the guys...
June 26, 2004
There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.
You were called into this profession and our Lord and Savior has blessed you because:
According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because God honors it.
You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for your fellow man, while serving, defending, and protecting others in your community.
Thank you for your service to America. Your efforts saved thousand that horrible day.
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. You will be in our hearts forever.
September 11, 2001---Gone, but Never Forgotten.
Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)
April 6, 2004
I tried to attend as many funerals as I could during these darkest of days as my way of showing respect to families and coworkers of all of my brother and sister Officers and Firefighters. I cannot find the words to say how sorry I am that we have lost these great heroes. I cannot express my thanks enough for your bravery and sacrifice. My prayers are with you and all of your families......................AC
Pennsylvania State Police
September 15, 2003
God bless each and every hero of September 11, 2001 who showed that Americans don't back down from danger, we run to it. Thank God for these fine officers!! Thanks to the military for the PAYBACK!
Captain Scott Wright
Mount Holly Police Department, NC
My heartfelt sorrow goes out to the Reynolds Family. I have had the honor to work with Bruce at the Port Authority Bus Terminal during 1995. May your soul rest in peace. God Bless Goose
Officer Keith Siragusa
Enid Police Department (Oklahoma)
Your death will be avenged and your heroism, bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten!
My Prayers are with all the friends and family of all the officers who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
I lost my brother tragically, Det. David Taylor, Greensboro PD, On August 7, 2001. I was in NY for my fiancee's Mother's funeral the first of Sept. I was stranded there for 3 weeks due to this atrocity. As I watched the events on TV, I cried for all those who lost their lives. But was especially emotional about the Police Officers and the Firefighters and their families, as I had just recently suffered a tragic loss myself. As I walked through the streets in the days following the attack, I cried with pride as I saw the officers on duty on all the corners in the city. I knew how hard it was for them, knowing they had lost their friends. On the Sat. following the attack I was at St. Patrick's for mass. The last 2 people to go up and take communion were 2 NYPD officers, again I cried. I hope all of you are getting the support that my family and I got when we needed it, from the Deparment. I know the comforting words and even the funny stories the officers tell us about my brother helps. I know that our loved ones who are gone from here, had a higher calling and are happy and at peace in Heaven. Hopefully we can all feel that same peace one day! God bless All of you! And God bless America!
Sister of Greensboro Det.David L Taylor
Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9
God I don't know what to say. I intend to post this message for each and everyone of you heroes so Officer, Detective, Agent, Whatever,... I thank you. You swore to serve and to protect. Well your days of protecting us are over. But you will forever be in service. Your eternal service... the inspiration you and your fellow bothers and sisters have re-enforced in my heart, will live so long as I do. Though I will not always carry your name in the front of my mind, not in my duties as a soldier or as the police officer I plan to become when I get home, I will still always carry with me the knowledge of your sacrifice... of your heroism, of your selflessness... I will carry a samll piece of you everywhere I go. Be it with an M-16 in my hands in a strange land, or a badge on my chest in my own back yard... long after the flags come down and the nation carries on... until the day I die... you will continue to serve... as my inspiration. God bless you. God bless your family. God bless your agency. God bless FDNY. God bless all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guardsmen, and marines. God bless New York City. GOD BLESS AMERICA. Thank you my brothers and sisters. I love you.
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