Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Robert Dominick Cirri, Sr.

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 Lieutenant Robert Dominick Cirri, Sr.

Lt. Cirri,
It may be over 20 years since your End of Watch but you are still honored and remembered. 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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 25, 2021

I am the daughter of a retired NYC Transit Cop. I was in college in San Diego on 9/11/01. There are no words to console this loss, but I wanted to tell you that today I did the 9/11 Tower Challenge here in Phoenix AZ, where I now live. Each climber is assigned a person who perished that day. I was assigned Robert and did my climb with his photo in my pocket. I am honored to have performed this small act to honor the fallen, specifically Robert.

Jeanmarie P Harrington Bisceglia
Daughter of retired NYPD Transit Police Officer

September 11, 2021

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

Bob you visited me in a dream last night. You are not forgotten.

Inspector Richard Brazicki
Port Authority of NY&NJ Police department

July 1, 2019

Bobby,
Its hard to believe it has been 15 years. I think of you often, I remember the smirk you always had on your face. I miss working calls in Weehawken and WNY with you. I wish you could be here with you family, but without your sacrifice and those of your Brothers a lot more people wouldn't be with there Families. Thank you and God bless you all.

EMT Bob Bender
Weehawken Vol First Aid Squad

September 11, 2016

Dear Bob:

It's so hard to believe that 15 years have past since that fateful day. Terror still stalks the good, law abiding people, and innocent folks are still dying. But our great nation has taken the fight to those who mean us harm, because of your sacrifice. But, to your memory, WE HAVE NOT, NOR WE WILL EVER, FORGET.

Because of your sacrifice and that of so many other HEROES, 25,000 fellow Americans went home to their families, while you went home to our Lord. And as I said to you many years ago, I say it yet again, I am certain that when you walked through the Gates of Heaven, our Father said, "Welcome Home, Bob".

And to your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you this day, and every day, that God helps to ease your pain and remain EVER PROUD. Not every family can say they have a HERO in the family. You can. Your sacrifice is remembered and honored, and I know Bob is looking down on you with a warm smile. And in that vein, Bob, keep a watchful eye on the rest of us here, and know the THIN BLUE HAS, AND ALWAYS WILL, HOLD.
And to the enemies of this great nation, who seek only our destruction, I say this:

YOU DON'T HAVE DAMN CLUE ABOUT THE AMERICAN CHARACTER, AND TO AN EVEN LESSER EXTENT, YOU DON'T HAVE A DAMN CLUE ABOUT THE RESOLVE OF AMERICA'S LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. You are learning the same painful lesson the Japanese learned; all you have done, is "Awaken a sleeping giant". Now feel the wrath, courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.

GOD BLESS YOU, BOB, ALL OUR POLICE OFFICERS, AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Po;lice, Fl.

September 11, 2016

RIP

Detective Dennis Pothos
Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

July 13, 2015

This is a note for family and friends, we will never forget. I received Lt Cirri's name on a bracelet that my mother gave me. I pray for Lt Cirri and also where the bracelet on 9-11. I always wondered who this man was. Here I am 12years later looking him up. To know this man had a big family makes me feel his memory will always live on. His family should be proud, God Bless his family.

Tracy Smith
patriotic citizen

September 11, 2013

Dad,

Not a day , a month , year or a decade will I ever forget you!!! And will always honor you and Remember you !! We Miss you just as much as 11 years ago !!
Love Your Son,
Bobby

Robert Cirri
Son

April 29, 2013

You are greatly missed by many that you left behind. I glad I gotten to know you we had such good laughts back in the day. I know you watch over many of us down here and especially the men in Blue. Miss you always and you will not be forgotten

NURSE
ANNIE

January 19, 2013

you as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

To the family of Lieutenant Cirri - my prayers and sympathies go to you and all those American lives lost that day. The dogtag that I where everyday has the name Robert Cirri engraved on it. It is my daily reminder to pray but also, to never forget. God Bless America.

Joe from Minnesota

September 30, 2011

Dear Bobby,

I never met you, but I hear you were a fantastic guy. My daddy new you, and I think my mommy did, too. I wish I could've met you. Rest in peace. My heart goes out to your family on this 10 year anniversary.

<3

Nicolette Velasquez

September 11, 2011

Lord, he was yours to give,
and yours to call home.
Please stand by his brothers,
so they're not all alone.
Dry the tears of his family,
so they clearly can see,
that he gave us his all,
so all could have peace.

Blessed are they,
the children of God,
with heavy hearts,
and honor they trod,
to pay their respects,
to give their salute,
and to ask for your mercy
on HEROES IN BLUE.
Amen.

Lieutenant - I sit here with tears falling after just having read your children's messages to you. You can rest assured that you will never be forgotten, for your family keeps you forever in their hearts.

Thank you for your service to our country. You will not be forgotten.

Wife of a retired NJ Detective

Anonymous

September 14, 2009

Lt. Cirri,
Sir, on today the 8th anniversary of your deah 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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

September 11, 2009

Bob, I never really got a chance to know you. The one time we met is when you helped me and Rich deal with some hoodlums. I do know that your son Bobby, and Daughter Jessica miss you very much. I also know that you would be really proud of the adults that they have become. If heaven is what we believe it to be, you deserve to be on the highest cloud.

Joe Bellagamba
family friend

September 8, 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

To my husband:
FYI-You know that I think of you each & everyday. I appreciate the love you send to me. I still miss you as deeply as it all happened today or yesterday. Lots of life events have happened, all joyful & we know you are there to see them all. We always will love you forever.
Eileen, girls & grandson xxxxx ooooo

Eileen Cirri
wife/surviving spouse

February 23, 2009

HEY BOB, I NEVER DID THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME THE DAY I GOT HURT IN THE ACADEMY. MY NECK ALL BUSTED UP FROM BOXING. YOU KEPT ME STRONG AND FOCUSED BEFORE I WAS BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL. IT WAS YOUR STRENGTH AND COOL HEAD THAT MADE ME FEEL OK. I SAW YOU A FEW TIMES AT THE BT BEFORE 9/11. BUT AS THE STORY GOES, THERE NEVER WAS A GOODBYE. YOU WERE ALWAYS RATIONAL, RESPECTFUL AND FUNNY AT TIMES. DRY SENSE OF HUMORS ALWAYS CRACK ME UP. THE GUYS ALWAYS SPOKE HIGHLY OF YOU YA KNOW. YOU WERE A STAND UP GUY MAN. YOU KNEW HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE. YOU NEVER LET YOUR RANK GET TO YOUR HEAD. YOURE MISSED AND ALWAYS WILL BE. IVE MOVED ON SINCE 9/11. TRAVELED A BIT. TIED UP SOME LOOSE ENDS. SETTLED DOWN SOUTH. IM STILL A COP. I HAVE SOME REGRETS. SOMETIMES I SAY I SHOULD HAVE NEVER LEFT NYPD IN 2000. ID PROBABLY BE A LT. LIKE YOU BY NOW. BUT THE CLOCK KEEPS TICKING. I CANT TURN BACK TIME. REST IN PEACE BOB.

P.O. Eric Eisenhardt
NYPD/PAPD/CLPD

July 13, 2008

Daddy,

It is still so hard to be without you, Bobby and I think of you everyday with so much love..Bobby graduated the police academy and he looks so much like you in his uniform, he also got engaged to someone who I think you would like so much...We miss you so much and all these special occasions coming up you will be not here to share, but we will never forget you at these special events....We love you so much

Happy Valentines Day... .........

Love Alway and Forever

Your only Daughter
Jessica

Jessica Cirri
daughter

February 5, 2008

Lieutenant Cirri,
I just want to say THANK YOU, for the great work you have done the day of 9-11-2001 at the World Trade Center. You are a very brave officer, and I can not wait until the day when I can meet you face to face and say once again THANK YOU.

Anonymous

October 15, 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

Daddy,
I just wanted to tell you that I just graduated High School last night, and I was so sad that you could not be there, I wore your picture on my white robe so you were with me when I received my Diploma... Oh Daddy I miss you so much I love you how I wish you could have been there to see me and tell me how proud of me you were, I will never hear those words from you, but I promise I will always make you proud of me, Bobby starts the Police Academy and he wants to be like you, he misses you so much too. We promise we will always honor you for all those special events that you will not be here to share with us... You are always in our hearts, we think of you every day... Love and miss you forever

Love Hugs and many Kisses
Jessica Cirri

Jessica Cirri
Daughter

July 2, 2007

Dear Bob:
And so my promise to write a reflection to each of my fallen brothers of 11 September 2001 continues. I only regret that there is no way to exchange these reflections to bring any of you back. But hopefully, to all who read them, they will always be cognizant of your sacrifice, and that of your family...for all of us.
To travel from Jersey City to the World Trade Center and still have time to attempt a rescue of a civilian is amazing. But then so are you and all who died that day. Each of us in America today, owes a debt...a very large debt, to you and to all who made the supreme sacrifice. Many of our fellow countrymen were reunited with their families that horrible day because of your dedication and professionalism, duty and honor.
Bob, no other profession in America is more closely monitored, and visible as our profession. Our profession is one that is in the limelight everyday...and why not? We are America's last line of defense in the homeland, and as the term goes, "profession". Correct, because of officers such as you, we ALL are PROFESSIONALS. I am proud to be a part of the select group of men and women who do a job that most would not. Because of you and your actions, you may not have been able to go home at the end of your shift, but thousands of our fellow countrymen did. And you are forever one of America's Finest.
There is an old saying about what St. Peter is going to say when someone walks through the Gates of Heaven. In your case, I believe that we all KNOW what that is going to be..."Welcome Home, Bob".
Thank you for all did, your service and dedication. May God hold you in His hand, close to His heart, and ease the pain of your family. God Bless you, God Bless your family, God Bless ALL our police officers, and last, but not least, GOD BLESS AMERICA. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

February 6, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Lieutenant Robert Cirri and his fellow officers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department and most especially to Robert:

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.

In reading the loving reflections left by your son, your wife Eileen, and by your broken hearted parents, I can see that you were an amazing man who is so loved and so missed by so many.

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

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