Police Officer Robert John Kirwan

Police Officer Robert John Kirwan

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, September 23, 2023

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Robert John Kirwan

Police Officer Bob Kirwan died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.

Officer Kirwan was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Suffolk County Police Department. He was survived by his two sons, companion, mother of his children, and four grandchildren.


  • Age 79
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause 9/11 related illness
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 11, 2001
  • Weapon Aircraft; Passenger jet
  • Offender 19 suicide attackers

9/11, terrorism

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Bob, we came on the job the same day. We retired on the same day. In between we had a great run. You are and always will be a legend to all who knew you. There will never be another like you. God bless you buddy. I’ll see you on the other side.

PO Jeff Frayler
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May 18, 2024

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