Police Officer Ramon Suarez

Police Officer Ramon Suarez

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Ramon Suarez

Officer Ramon Suarez was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks while attempting to rescue the victims trapped in the World Trade Center.

Officer Suarez was last seen re-entering the North Tower after he and another officer rescued a woman who couldn't walk. He was killed when the North Tower collapsed.

He was assigned to Transit District 4.
Officer Suarez had served with the New York City Police Department for 16 years, and is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son.

He was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor for his heroic actions.

On the morning of September 11th, 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 four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

After the impact of the first plane into the World Trade Center's North Tower, 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 South Tower unexpectedly collapsed as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The North Tower collapsed a short time later. Seventy-one 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 on 9/11.

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 9th, 2005, all of the public safety officers killed on September 11th, 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 1st, 2011 members of the United States military conducted a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden.

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


  • Age 45
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 12671

Incident Details

  • Cause Terrorist attack
  • Weapon Aircraft; Passenger jet
  • Offender 19 suicide attackers

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All I remember the most about Sept.11, 2001 is seeing you helping people from the World Trade Center and then reporting the loss of a Hero that I will never forget. P.O. Ramon Suarez was my first Training Officer at NYCTPD District 4 in 1988. The heart and professionalism P.O. Suarez had for riders on the train impressed me and put respect in my career for others. P.O. Suarez always had a smile and occasionally made us all laugh. It took me years to realize that his resting place is so close to my in-laws at St. Raymond's Cemetery(Bronx). I discovered through a friend of Ramon at a District 4 memorial for P.O. Suarez where his resting place was located(now I visit him often). Just found this site today and wanted to leave a Reflection to Ramon and his Family, today I have learned from a PSA 8 Officer I met at P.O. Suarez's resting place that Ramon's daughter is now a Police Officer with the NYPD and Ramon Suarez must be looking down so proudly on her new career. Jillian Suarez Congratulations on your new future and I'm sure your heart is as big as your Father's, so good luck and hope to read someday you have become the Police Commissioner(NYPD) as you would be great in that position . Your Father is deeply missed and I know it's 19 years now since this tragedy but I still remember him greatly from my training days on the subways. GODBLESS P.O. RAMON SUAREZ AND HIS BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. God Bless you and rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. P.O. Suarez you left many smiles on the Public, subway riders, other Officers and Family you saved, and on your FAMILY, Thank You for I had the Honor to be trained by one of the FINEST in NYCTPD/NYPD. Miss You and Godbless
Det. Patrick McMonagle


September 11, 2020

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