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Senior Court Officer Thomas Jurgens

New York State Office of Court Administration, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Senior Court Officer Thomas Jurgens

Tommy,
It may seem odd to some addressing you in the first person but I am of the deepest belief that the spirit - the almighty spirit - lives on forever and when ones name is spoken, they never die.
My daughters Rachel and Katie ask about you every year around this time and we find comfort in relation to someone that unconditionally helped those in need - full of pride, remembrance and thanks to you and the other brave souls that averted an even greater loss that fateful day. Thank you for your service, commitment and act of valor Tommy - may your name be spoken now and forever.

Michael P Sturm
Cousin Mike from Denver

September 11, 2014

Hey Tommy. I miss ya cuz.. i just got done listening to your name on tv and yeah i broke down crying.. i think about you often and matter of fact i know that was you that woke me up at 4 in the morning today.. i dream about you every once in a while and i wake up in the morning remembering everything in the dream. last dream i had of you, it was me, you and your brother joey. we were kids again and we were on the beach playing king of the mountain on one of the dunes.. hahahah remember that we would climb up than tackle each other and throw each other down eating sand the whole way hahaha those were the days when we didnt have to worry about nanything in the world except hanging out collecting baseball cards and taking the subways to yankee stadium.. then we grew up. remember the time i drove up to grandpas house with a couple of my friends and we drank 40oz crazy horses..ugghhhh yeah then we went to then club tim hickeys and on the way you drove my car and i lowered my window and i puked my brains out... yeah puking rally!!!! i still made it in the club anmd we did soo many more shots that i puked again lol..... how bout the time when we had the original nintendo and played super mario bros till we beat it at 3 a.m....... and we discovered how to get the infinate amount of lives on world 3.. wow still remember how to do it too!! your brother is doing good. he is in his 3rd year in ladder1 FDNY.. he allready has made hero of the month in the daily news for saving a lady and bringing her down the ladder.. you were his inspiration for becoming a fireman.. wow i miss ya tommy.. what you did was so brave of you that day.. you actually ran into a building that a plane had hit not knowing what was going on to rescue people you didnt know.. i couldnt imagine being there honestly.. seing it on tv was horrifying enough but you were there in the chaos and you didnt even flinch.. my little girl is 4 years old on the 23rd of this month and i always tell her about you. you will live on in the forever as the bravest most heroic family member for eternity.. no one could duplicate what you did..that was you, you lived for helping people no matter what the cost. and you did pay the ultimate price. i was very angry the first couple of days but then relized and knew if you wernt there to help you would kick yourself in the ass every day saying i shouldve been there i shouldve been there..one of the memorials that i went to for you your captain said to you "Tommy!! dont go back in there its not safe" and you turned around and told him "Sorry Cap they need my help" and you went back in and then the tower collapsed... your captain told us you went in and out 3 times bringing people back and forth..You are the MAN!!!i cant imagine in all my brain power to think what that sounded like. im just glad you wernt in pain..wow you are my hero!! the whole family is proud of you!! we will meet again one day tommy!! take care and keep watching over jennas shoulder. You are her angel in the sky!! love ya cuz~~~~~Rob Andrade...written 9-11-07

Rob Andrade
cousin

March 16, 2013

Tommy, As we approach the 10 th anniversary of the horrific attacks to our nation which took your life you would be comforted to know that your heroism is not forgotten. The fact that you, Harry & Mitch responded with other NYS Court Officers to save others is right up there with other American Hero's through our history who gave their all for their fellow man. You were always about helping others whether is be as a volunteer fireman or a Army combat medic. You had a special calling and in the end you died answering that call. You would be proud to know that your brother Joe is now a NYC Fireman who has received the 3rd highest medal the city can give for his bravery. So, the apple does not fall far from the tree. RIP and know that you have become an inspiration for so many for many years to come. Love, Uncle Brad.

Hon. Bradley A. Blakeman
Uncle of Tommy Jurgens

September 1, 2011

I used to work with Tom many years ago. He was so wonderful at his job and so kind natured .I just happened upon this sight and there was Toms name and picture. Exactly how I remember him. Such a huge loss,such a Hero. Proud to have known him. Rachel

Anonymous

November 2, 2010

Tommy,
Missing you as the years go buy. Wishing I would have held onto you and hold you back, a moment longer that morning, not realizing we would never see each other after that dispatch. You went without hesitation. I followed, but your tower fell first. I keep you and Harry, and Mitch in my heart always. I will try to live my life better, for the time you lost. Love, your brother officer, Dr. Bone'

Sgt. Jim Bonello
NY State Courts

January 10, 2010

To the family and loved ones of Officer Thomas Jurgens and his fellow officers and most especially to Thomas:

Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. On this the eighth anniversary month 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. Your family had to endure losing two beloved heroes and how I wish they had not had to endure this tragedy.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect and gratitude for the distinquished service Thomas 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

Anonymous

September 19, 2009

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

You are not forgotten...thank you

Anonymous

September 11, 2009

Officer Jurgens,
On today, the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and all your fellow LEOs who were also killed that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

September 11, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

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

K.L.

March 12, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Senior Court Officer Jurgens and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 12, 2009

Thank you, Sr. Court Ofc. Thomas Jurgens, for your dedication to God, your family and, ultimately, your country.

Your sacrifice was not in vain, and you will never be forgotten. Your family remains in my prayers.

God speed and God bless. Rest in peace, Ofc. Jurgens.

God Bless America.

LRVirgil, Civilian
Texas - Law Enforcement Supporter

September 30, 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

Dear Tom:
For the past 5 and a half years, I have not stopped talking or thinking about the events of that horrible day, or of the unbelievable sacrifice made by you and all the rest. But that is only fitting and proper that I do so. And so must EVERY American, EVERY day...remember and be thankful for the dedication, professionalism, tenacity and the sheer will displayed to save others. That is why I keep my promise I made so long ago, that each of you, shall have your own refection from me.
Fortunately, most of our fellow Americans have no idea what it is like to be in grave danger of being killed, or to know that their loved ones are trapped and need help. Fortunately, most of our fellow Americans will never have to endure something so horrific as the events of 11 September 2001, ever again. Fortunately, because our country has been blessed to have officers such as yourself who put their own well being last, and the care and protection of others, first. "To serve and protect". It's not just a saying...it's a creed, a very SACRED creed.
Not since the days of World War II, have Americans seen what REAL sacrifice is. But they, and the world, got a close-up view when you and every officer who gave their life that day, did what only a true hero does.
Your young age makes your sacrifice all the more painful to everyone...the fact that you never had the chance to raise a family, or to reach retirement. But in giving up your life, so many others will know what it is like to do those things. Your name shall live forever, your legacy as well, and the deeds and actions of your service have set a challenge for all police officers to emulate forever.
Thank you for all you did, for the type of police officer you are, (as you will NEVER be allowed to die), and for those lives that were spared. I, we, America, extend our love for you and your family for all time.
Rest in peace, we have the watch. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

January 16, 2007

you will alway live in our hearts

September 12, 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.

Nicole Burdette
Wife of Deputy Alex Burdette EOW 3-12-05

September 11, 2006

As the five year anniversary of your murder approaches, know that you will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family. Thank you for being a hero and paying the ultimate sacrifice.

August 16, 2006

HERO! Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
Tennessee

July 17, 2006

Tommy, I now work with your dad and hear stories about you. He is very proud of you as we all are. You made the ultimate sacrafice for your fellow human being and I am sure you are watching down over us from heaven. Thank you for your sacrafice. It will never be forgotten.

Carrol Graves

August 13, 2005

I did not meet this officer or any of the other officers who lost thier lives in this senseless act but the heroism they all showed makes us all proud of them and while it has been a few years since the attacks I can say even now that no one will ever forget the ultimate sacrifices these men and women paid.

Lieutenant(N) S.R. Stanton
Canadian Forces Military Police

November 25, 2004

Officer Jurgens, We never met, but your bravery,dedication and compassion are very evident. You went to the towers when others ran away because you knew your training would be needed. You were true to your oath, rest in peace, we have the watch now.

Sergeant James Alfieri
New York State Office of Court Administration

September 3, 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

May God bless the family of N.Y.S. Senior Court Officer Thomas Jurgens.

The Men and Women of the Amtrak Police Department extends our deepest sympathy to the New York State Office of Court Administration and to the family of Officer Jurgens.

God Bless!!!

Criminal Investigator
Amtrak Police Department NY & NJ Division

December 9, 2003

I did not know this officer or the others who lost their lives on September 11th. They are TRUE AMERICAN HERO'S. GOD bless the New York State Office of Court Administration and all of the families associated with them.

" THE WICKED FLEE WHEN NO MAN PURSUETH BUT THE RIGHTEOUS ARE BOLD AS A LION" - Proverbs 28:1

Recruit Don Reichhardt
60th Crater Criminal Justice Academy
Prince George, Va.

Officer Don Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

Senior Court officer Thomas Jurgens was proud to work at 111 Centre street(NY COUNTY SUPREME CRIMINAL). His professionalism and dedication to his job was quickly noticed by his supervisors. Tommy was assigned to patrol duties in and around his command. When the events of September 11, 2001 began to unfold Officer Jurgens did what
came natural to him. You see Tommy was a former combat medic in the US Army and a dedicated volunteer Fireman from Lawrence,Long Island.Tommy knew that his training and experience would be needed at the burning Trade Center Towers. Officer Jurgens responded without hesitation to assist and evacuate the injured.He knew that as a "First Responder" his life was in danger. Because of his actions and his dedication to duty SCO Jurgens made the supreme sacrifice so that others could live.Those who knew Tommy will tell you that this is how He lived his life and under
the same circumstances He would have responded with the same dedication to Duty. In a certain way I feel cheated. I would have been HONORED to have known Senior Court Officer Thomas Jurgens. God Bless you Tommy!

Senior Court Officer James T.Carr
New York State Courts

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