Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Donald A. Foreman

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 Donald A. Foreman

On the anniversary of 9/11, I thank you and your comrades for your selfless duty and courage that momentous day. Your sacrifice and those of the victims and other first responders will forever be honored in the annals of brave men and women who gave their all for their city, state and for the United States of America. A hero in every sense of the word. Thanks also for your 29 long years in law enforcement.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

September 11, 2023

Donald, thank you for your supreme sacrifice. You are a true hero for all time. We had some great days together in the cafe at Queens College in '69. You were a fun-loving guy. We were both look forward to the future. All of us will will remember you.

God bless you.

Rest in peace.

H. Sam Murray

Sam Murray - Spec 5 - US Army
Queens College

September 11, 2023

Officer Foreman, we do not know each other but I have a small token that allows me to remember you and many of your colleagues on that dreadful day. A few years after the event, I traveled from Denver to NYC for a business trip. I visited in, what at the time, was a small temporary museum where I purchased a bracelet inscribed with the (random) name of a first responder who lost their life. I grew up in a military family and am old enough to remember the POW/MIA metal bracelets that we wore to commemorate and never forget the brave members of our armed forces fighting in Vietnam.
I am honored to have in my possession a bracelet from the 911 memorial museum bearing your name.
Like the members of our military fighting in the Vietnam War (and others), your selflessness, bravery and choice to honor your oath to service particularly on that horrific day goes beyond words. You made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Katie H.

September 17, 2021

Officer Foreman,
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 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

I have the blessed opportunity of being your only sons’ other half. I look at him 19 years later after you sacrificed your life for others’, and you sir have a wonderful son, one like I’ve never truly known before. I know you had a big hand at his mannerisms and his kind heart and caring for others always before his own self. It’s an honor to have been with him these last 5 years and plan to be his wife soon. I respect and love this man so much and he treats my kids like his own and I will never ever get the chance to know you personally, but It isn’t hard to know where he got all his gracefulness from and you would be proud as he carries your name on, and you are forever missed by him everyday. He has suffered night terrors and bouts of needing cradled to calm him from this loss, but I am blessed to be the one to help him through it.
He loves you so much and for that I love you as well..

Heather C.
Son’s’ fiancé

March 8, 2020

Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. On this the twelth anniversary year 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 you gave to your community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice you and your family made on September 11, 2001.

To your family, may God continue to hold you in his arms and may you be comforted by your faith and those who care for you.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 7, 2013

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Donald, I was just asking about you to my brothers after the Ajax Park/ Shimmer Reunion... I was a little boy when you and my oldest brother, Wayne Butler were friends i remember you driving a convertibles car and would have a stack of loose leaf paper in the rare of your car and you would let me ride with you sometimes....I think about you a lot "D"... R.I.P!!!

Anthony "Tony" Butler
Family Friend

August 8, 2011

I met Donald's surviving brother, David, this morning in Home Depot, 5/7/11... just two guys standing in a line on a Saturday morning. He has a ..."presence", is charismatic, a man to be taken seriously, yet affable...
Before he knew I was "in the City business", he offered spare tickets to a coming event - generous. We then noticed each other's City, 9/11 themed tee shirt. He told me of his brother Donald and his great sacrifice on 9/11... I gave my condolences and commented how Bin Laden's killing 4 days earlier had effected me... It didn't bring me closure - but I won't miss him.

Dave misses his brother; it's a loss behind the eyes that won't go away.
When he told me Donald's name I had to look him up. The resemblance is striking; their features strong, handsome...powerful.

I too have a brother. I almost lost him on 9/11; he was an FDNY Battalion Chief clearing tower #7 that day. There's not a day that goes by where I'm not thankful to God for another day, & cognizant of how things could have worked out...
I met a brother today... And now his loss is my loss. His pain - my pain. His grief, my grief...

FDNY FF 1st Gr. Gregory Parr -Retired
Engine 58; Special Operations

May 7, 2011

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

In Memory Of Police Officer Donald Foreman I recall when I use to call SIB administration office and speak to him in regards to court or something. One thing I remember the most was ONE day he said to me, I want to put the face to the voice and he came to my office at Newark Airport, and to this day I am happy that we MET.

Juanita Betts

Juanita Betts

September 11, 2008

I remember so well when we used to spend alot of time together, we were both young. I was stationed at St Albans always going to your moms to hide out.Times were different then. But even then I knew you always put others befor yourself.You are missed,and I think of you always.


April 10, 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 Don:
For some time, now, I have been writing reflections to all my fallen brothers from 11 September 2001. It is a promise, and an honor to do this for you and all the rest.
Speaking of honor, your actions have to be the most honorable of actions I have ever heard of. There is no doubt you were cognizant of the pending collapse of the buildings when you entered it. There is no doubt that your act of bravery and self-sacrifice is so typical of a hero.
On behalf of all your brother officers still here, and the many lives you helped save that day, there is no way of repaying you for your professionalism and sense of duty, save one:
That each person who survived that cowardly act by those fanatics, EARN everyday, until they die, the life you helped them to have. Earn it by helping to keep America diligent and safe, by doing something constructive and productive, and by always remembering that the only reason they are here, is because you gave your life for them .
Thank you, God bless you, your family, police officers everywhere, and God Bless America. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

February 27, 2007

a hero lives forever.....

September 12, 2006

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

Police Officer

July 25, 2006


In the whisper of the wind,
I felt God embrace me.
As the voice of a loved one,
I heard God speak to me
Looking in a mirror
I saw God smile at me.
One moment and I knew
That God and I were one.

February 26, 2005

I did not know you personally but your sacrifice will always be remembered by your Country and those who live here. May God bless your family and friends as they continue to mourn your loss. Thank you for living up to the motto -Serve and Protect.

Candy Danckaert

May 18, 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

My Prayers are with all the friends and family of all the officers who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
I lost my brother tragically, Det. David Taylor, Greensboro PD, On August 7, 2001. I was in NY for my fiancee's Mother's funeral the first of Sept. I was stranded there for 3 weeks due to this atrocity. As I watched the events on TV, I cried for all those who lost their lives. But was especially emotional about the Police Officers and the Firefighters and their families, as I had just recently suffered a tragic loss myself. As I walked through the streets in the days following the attack, I cried with pride as I saw the officers on duty on all the corners in the city. I knew how hard it was for them, knowing they had lost their friends. On the Sat. following the attack I was at St. Patrick's for mass. The last 2 people to go up and take communion were 2 NYPD officers, again I cried. I hope all of you are getting the support that my family and I got when we needed it, from the Deparment. I know the comforting words and even the funny stories the officers tell us about my brother helps. I know that our loved ones who are gone from here, had a higher calling and are happy and at peace in Heaven. Hopefully we can all feel that same peace one day! God bless All of you! And God bless America!
Tracy Taylor
Thomasville, NC
Sister of Greensboro Det.David L Taylor
EOW 8/7/01


I remember we use to speak on the phone about court cases, and one day you came to say hello and asked me did I recognize your voice, and I said no :0), then you introduced yourself, and we laughed and that will always be the memory I have of you. You were always pleasant with me on the phone and helpful and in person you were twice as nice, RIP and may the Angels carry you to peace, and may you family always have blessed memories of you.

Juanita Betts

Senior Office Assistant

Your death will be avenged and your heroism, bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten!

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