Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas Edward Gorman

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 Thomas Edward Gorman

Officer Gorman,
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

One of the many, numerous amazing men and women who woke up that beautiful morning and had no idea how their lives and their families lives would be changed. One of the many, numerous amazing men and women who gave so selflessly, tirelessly and heroically that day and the many days that followed. Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 12, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Gorman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 6, 2020

My name is Christina Felix and I am currently deployed overseas. Today the base held a Ruck March in honor of the fallen hero’s and victims who perished on September 11th 2001. Every participant was given a name of a fallen first responder and marched in honor of that name. I has given your name. Today I marched for Thomas Gorman, with his name and photo attached to my gear. Thank you for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

TSgt Christina Felix

September 11, 2019

I climbed for you today. Never forgotten.

Jessica M.

September 11, 2018

My name is Adam McMillen. I am the Chief of Police of a small town in Oklahoma. about 6 years ago, I found a blue, metal bracelet in the patrol unit I was driving at the time. It was in remembrance of Thomas Gorman. I kept the bracelet, as we bought the unit from another agency, and put it up in the unit I was driving. I have since left that department and took the bracelet with me. I have kept the bracelet in every patrol unit I've been in since I found it. I now have a face to the name that I have kept with me throughout my patrols. To the family, you have my condolences, I know it's been some time since that dreadful day. I remember the name Thomas Gorman. He isn't forgotten and will never be.

Adam McMillen, Chief of Police
Stratford Police Department

March 1, 2018

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

My prayers are with your childern and family. Another hero lost but not forgotten. RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 19, 2012

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

Rest easy now, your job here is done. God has a higher calling for you.
Wife of a NJ Detective


September 14, 2009

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

Officer Gorman made me laugh, as did Officer Lennon. He would bring the prisoners over for arraignment in Newark Municipal Court, and occasionally appeared for a trial during the time I served as a municipal prosecutor.

As with the other officers for whom I left reflections, I will never forget his face, his kindness, or his professionalism. And he, as all of the officers we regularly worked with in the Newark Municipal Court, is missed. He was a bright spot in a dark place. God bless and keep him close.

Lisa Adams
Former Newark Municipal Prosecutor

September 10, 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

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 Tom:
I feel so helpless that I can't do more than write a reflection to a fallen brother. I understand that it is an honorable thing to do, for an honorable man such as yourself. But somehow, it doesn't seem enough. I don't think medals would be enough. I don't believe that memorials or parades would be enough. No, there is nothing that can be deemed enough for the sacrifice you made.
Perhaps if Americans remain vigilant and remember what was done for them by you and the others, and if those fortunate souls who you helped save that day, earn the life they were given with such sacrifice, maybe that would be a start.
Though we have never met, as with all of us in this most honored profession, I feel as though I am close to you. Perhaps it's the badge. Perhaps it's the oath we all take; perhaps it's the feeling we get when we locate a little lost boy or girl and return them home safe and sound; perhaps it's the knowledge that 300 million Americans can run away from disaster and mayhem, but we run to it, to defend them. But whatever it is, I am honored to be a part of the profession that you have so exalted by your supreme sacrifice.
Thank you and may Almighty God bless you and keep your family safe and warm. In sacrifice there is valor. Godspeed and God Bless America and all her police officers. Amen.

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

March 6, 2007

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

Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. On this the fifth 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 Thomas 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 21, 2006

a hero lives forever.....

September 12, 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

Rest in peace. Our wives were friends when they worked in a hospital in Newark NJ. Eventually these cowards will be bought to justice.

PO Harry Murphy
Jersey City Police Dept

February 13, 2006

I wish to thank all the brave soles who paid the ultimate sacrifice on that day in the line of duty whilst saving others.

I am honoured to share the same name and role in life as one of these heroes.

Constable Thomas Gorman
Grampian Police, Scotland

October 11, 2005

Sept. 11th. was the worst day in the history of The Port Authority Police dept. We lost so many great Police officers that day.
Rest in peace Thomas.

Ret. Police Officer Robt. Moore
Port Auth. of NY & NJ Police dept.

January 10, 2005

One of many, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

December 20, 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

Tom was a close personal friend and we shared a lot of memories stories and practical jokes when we worked together at Newark Airport and PATH. Tom was an Excellent Police Officer and his level of Honesty Integrity Courage Generousity Compassion and Concern for his fellow officers, friends, and the general public were immeasurable.He will be remembered by all as a Devoted Father and a shining example of what defines the true Law Enforcement Professional.His ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.May you rest in peace brother.


March 3, 2004

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