Antonio RodriguesPort Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Reflections for Police Officer Antonio Rodrigues
I hope God has you in Heaven and that from there you can watch over your family and loved ones. I did not know you but I admire you and you have touched my life. Your courage is unparalleled. We have all learned so much from you and your selfless action. May we all aspire to show the courage you did.
Thank you and thank you to your family and loved ones too. God bless you all.
September 11, 2013
You as always are remembered
Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH
September 11, 2012
I would like to say that I'm extremely thankful for what you did for our country on this terrible event. You helped save many lives, and you were so dedicated to your job. Sacrificing your life for many millions takes lots of courage, and again, I'm extremely thankful. You are a true inspiration. I, as well as others, want God to watch over your spirit. May you Rest in Peace.
September 7, 2011
I am forever in debt to the 23-37 and the 343. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten. You are a true hero, Thank you for your service Sir.
Deputy and Firefighter
Glades County, Florida
September 11, 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 that 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
You are not forgotten...thank you
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
Where do I begin. I cant start to think of all the memories we shared. From pre-academy when I would pick you up from home and drive us to get trainee clothes. To you standing in line at roll call hearing you count off your number, 52 or 62, with that accent you have. Every damn morning haha. Now you too are gone. I speak about it like it happened yesterday, but its been 7 years now. I remember you telling me about all of your life experience. We would sit in traffic on the Belt Pkwy and you would just talk and talk. But honestly, you were a well rounded guy and I liked listening to you. I remember your wife and kids and the area you lived in, in Nassau County. That pizzeria we went to that afternoon before I dropped you off at home. I cant belive it all ended like this. Me leaving you a reflection on a memorial website. It makes me sad man. I wish I could call you and make plans for a beer or something. I hope your life in heaven is as fullfilling as your life here was. Im sure when we reunite, you'll have stories to tell me like always. RIP.
PO Eric Eisenhardt
July 13, 2008
Thankyou OFFICER RODRIGUES for your service and sacrifice. Y ou are not forgotten
February 23, 2008
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
Cowards took your life but your heroics never die.
Longview PD Texas
May 30, 2007
To the family and loved ones of Officer Antonio Rodriquez and his fellow officers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department and most especially to Antonio:
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 Antonio 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
You are a true American hero and will never be forgotten
Soon to be Policeman
September 9, 2006
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
Your death will be avenged and your heroism, courage 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
Police Officer Antonio Rodrigues will always be remembered in my heart and prayers as a kind individual who brought a smile to all he met. I had worked with him while he was a Police Officer for the New York City Police Department assigned to the Transit Bronx Task Force and Transit Manhattan District One. He was a good cop and a great human being. I can still see vividly the pride and excitement he radiated after being assigned to the 42nd street and 8th avenue Bus Terminal, while he was a member of the Port Authority Police Department. Thank you for the chance of knowing you. You will never be forgotten.
Sgt. Joseph J. Kearney
New York City Police Department
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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