Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Liam Callahan

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Liam Callahan

Officer Callahan,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021

I honored to have run today's 9/11 Remeberance Run in your memory. I can't thank you enough for your years of service and fior helping to save lives that fateful day. Thank you for being a Hero.❤

Michelle Neadly, teacher
Ran in your Honor.

September 12, 2020

I cannot say enough or offer enough tears or emotions for the numerous, numerous amazing men and women who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and for still many, the numerous days that followed over the numerous years to come. On this 19th anniversary of one of the deadliest days for American law enforcement I'd like to say to you all thank you, God Bless you and rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 11, 2020

Uncle Liam, today I think of you and how you made me laugh as a child or sometimes set me straight if I was wrong. No-matter what has happened in life thus far, one thing I have realized is that the loss of you leaves a lot of what ifs..... the same pertains to so many more of our family whom you now have the pleasure of being with like Grandma Peggy, Aunt Cathy and my sister Colleen just to name a few. All I know is what I remember and what I remember of you was always great and fun. You set a great example of what a man should be. You were a great man for your community as well. I have followed your footsteps in some ways and hope that eventually those footsteps will lead me back to you. I Love You!

Eric Berga

July 30, 2020

I hear the sweet sounds of you playing those bag pipes welcoming our brothers entering the pearly gates to heaven. Rest in peace classmate. 1979.

Police officer Bob Moore ret.
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police Dept.

May 14, 2020

Officer Callahan,
Thank you for your service. My family will honor you and your family because of the risks you took and the sacrifice you made. You will always be remembered as a hero. Our prayers are with your family and the brave men and women of the New York City Police Department. Godspeed!

Michael Morgan dad is a cop

December 14, 2014

God Bless Liam.I was in the pipe band with him

PO Noel Horkan

March 31, 2012

A moment ago, I was listening to Amazing Grace performed by the U.S. Marine bagpipers & it reminded me of Liams,s testimonial funeral at his church in Rockaway..The celebration of Liam's heroism & supreme sacrifice was exemplified at this ceremony the the pipers there were awesom....not long after Liam's death, I drempt of him. He was glowing, fresh, clean & heavenly...He told me that he kept going back into the building to direct people out, that he knew it was the end, but he made an issue to tell me that he ripped the pants on his uniform...I soo proud of you Liam!!!

peter picciano

March 9, 2012

I spoke by instant messaging almost every day with Liam. Since I was a Counter Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction instructor, Liam had invited me to come to New York and spend time with him. I never had the chance to meet Liam in person.

Then, a day or two after September I saw his name appear on my instant messenger. I said, "As I live and breathe, I am so glad to see you on line."

The response was, "Liam is gone!" And that was the last time I ever saw his screen name.

Of course, I later learned that Liam had perished at the Towers.

God Bless Liam and the family he left behind.

Bill Commrford, (Retired)
Kissimme, Florida

Bill Commerford
Vermont State Police (Retired)

September 11, 2011

On this 10th Anniversary of 9/11 you are still very much remembered for your ultimate sacrifice. You are a hero to so many people. God Bless you and your family.

Julie Nagle-Panizo

September 11, 2011

On May 12, 2011, I rode in remembrance of Liam in the Blue Valor Motorcycle Run to D.C. and I pray that the entire Callahan family know that despite their loss, Liam is always remembered by the community. Although time has passed since his departure, I hope his family has the strength and endurance to continue through all they embark upon. God bless.

Port Authority

May 17, 2011

Although I didn't know you well, I am still sorry that you were taken. I'm sorry that you didn't get the opportunity to know your wonderful son, who has brought joy into so many of our lives. I thank you for your sacrifice. You were and always will be a true hero.


September 11, 2010

Officer Callahan,
Sir, on today the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and all the 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

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.


Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 12, 2009

Officer Callahan,
Your selfless act of bravery will never be forgotten.

Summit Co.

January 15, 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

Dear Liam:
You kept your promise to "protect and serve", and now I keep mine to honor you and all who died that day.
Yesterday, while in church, I heard 2 songs that I have not heard in quite some time. These songs are so fitting and proper for you and all my brother officers who sacrificed everything on 11 September 2001. "On Eagle's Wings", and "Be Not Afraid". While listening to the lyrics, my mind drifted to all of you. Obviously, you may have been afraid, but apparently you did not display it. So many people survived because of the heroism exhibited by all of you.
And for certain, God above lifted you all on His Eagle's Wings, to a better place, for the bravery and the tenacity given so freely. What you did, Liam, is to set the standard for future generations of law enforcement officers to strive for. Ours has always been a noble profession, but the sacrifice made, in the manner in which it was done, has made our profesion all the more noble.
Your actions have forever sealed your legacy among the many heroes this great nation has had in it's glorious history. I pray that God will hold you close to Him, bless your family, ease their sorrow, and may He continue to bless our police officers, and God Bless America. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

February 26, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Officer Liam Callahan and his fellow officers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department and most especially to Liam:

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 Liam gave to his community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on Septmeber 11, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Department, CA; eow 4/24/05

September 14, 2006

a hero lives forever.....

September 12, 2006

Shortly after the attacks, our department bought NYPD/PAPD hats to help raise money for the victims of that terribly day. Each hat had a different name of each fallen brother and sister. The one I received had your name, Brother Callahan.
Five years after you laid down your life, I want to say that you are not forgotten. Nor are the 73 others from the New York Police Dept, New York Fire Marshal's Office, New York State Office of Court Administration, New York State Office of Tax Enforcement, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Dept, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service, and the United States Department of the Treasury - Secret Service Special Services Division.
And to the countless others that stood tall and looked evil in the eye that day. Thank you.

Chesterfield County Police Dept., VA

September 11, 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

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

Police Officer

July 25, 2006

Despite the high number of deaths to our public safety professionals, know that your heroic efforts did not go well my brother and know that your sacrifices that day brought a few tears of relief to those who were fortunate to escape because of your actions.

Anonymous...Seattle Police Departme

December 29, 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

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