Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Inspector Anthony Peter Infante, Jr.

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 Inspector Anthony Peter Infante, Jr.

I was due to carry out a full audit of the Aviation Security at JFK with Tony Enfante and the visit was cut short by the terrorist incident. This man was a true professional and gave his life doing what he loved doing, making aviation safer for us all.

PAUL OSULLIVAN
then security head at South Africa's ten international airports

September 11, 2021

Inspector Infante,
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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021

Anthony Infante was my cousin’s husband. I never had a chance to meet him but I am so incredibly proud to say that he was family and our super hero.

Jo FitzPatrick
Cousin-in-law

September 9, 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

Anthony you were a real hero. We will never forget you. Rest In Peace brother.

Police officer
Newark PD

September 11, 2020

Tony, I finally broke down and went to the museum. Have avoided the whole area for most of the last 18 years. Still can't believe it happened. Miss you!

Jim Sheehan

April 17, 2019

Inspector, you gave everything. Myself, your community, and our nation will forever be grateful for your heroic actions that barbaric day. With twenty-nine years of service to the Port Authority Police, many who are not lawmen wonder why you risked your life that day when you did not have to, and were not required to. However, myself and all former, current, and future lawmen know exactly what inside your soul drove you to respond and do everything possible to rescue others that day. There is no higher calling. There is no higher selfless act. You are, and will always be, an inspiration to all that learn of your decades of dedication to the citizens you served, and especially your actions of the day God brought you into his kingdom. I wish I had had the honor of having crossed paths with you, sir. God willing, it will happen in the future. I think that you'd like to know that on the back windshield of my assigned patrol car is a sticker that reads, "Remember 9-11-01". God bless you, your fellow officers and firefighters, and all of the innocent citizens that lost their lives on that day.

Officer Mark Muchowicz
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2018

Inspector Anthony Infante will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 23, 2018

I knew Anthony through our working relationship. I was the Chief of Police for the Dallas Ft. Worth Airport Police Department from 1976 until I retired in 2007. On a number of occasions I dealt with Inspector Infante on Airport Security issues both in person and by phone. I considered him my friend. I recall how upset I felt about his death... and the tragic death of all the other NYNJ Port Authority Staff and Officers. For some unknown reason... this year (2016) has brought back all those memories. Rest in peace my friend.

Thomas N. Shehan, Chief of Police (ret)
Dallas Ft. Worth Airport Police Department

September 12, 2016

Anthony was my next door neighbor when he lived at home in Irvington NJ with his parents. He had a closet he converted into a Ham radio room.We played "running bases" in his yard. We went swimming in my parents pool. I remember when he became a Newark policeman. God Bless him & all the lost.

Robert Vitale

September 17, 2015

Today I climbed 110 stairs in Thomasville, GA to equal the 110 floors rescuers climbed at the World Trade Center. I did this in memory of all our fallen and their families, but especially in honor of Inspector Anthony Infante. I will never forget. Thank you to Anthony for his faithful service to our country. God bless his family, and God bless the USA.

Erin Smith

September 11, 2015

Hey "Googs" still think of you everyday. Rest In Power!

~Bud

A. INFANTE
Nephew

October 26, 2014

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

attended police command college with Tony at west point in 1990 when he was a Lt at newark airport. He was a gentleman and just a great guy to be around. He is a hero and until we meet again my friend.

captain james b
nysp

June 24, 2012

Above the late night watch commander's desk at NE patrol in Dallas is a collaged print of the cops that died on 9-11. The LT picked it up in NY a few years ago and learned something about each cop who died that day. When he came across Insp Infante's picture I was able to tell him a few stories that were relayed to me by my father who is friends with one of "Tony's" relatives. One took place outside Yankee stadium and the other here in Dallas. Tony's relative told my dad these tales due to me being a cop here. From all I've heard Insp Infante was a true COP and not just another policeman. We'll meet someday sir, tell those I knew here that are now there hello.

Detective Tim Casey
Dallas Police

May 5, 2010

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.

Rest in peace Sir,
Wife of a retired ConRail Detective

Anonymous

September 14, 2009

I am forever in debt to the 23-37 and the 343. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten. You are a true hero, Thank you for your service Sir.

Deputy and Firefighter
Glades County, Florida

September 11, 2009

Inspector Infante,
Sir, 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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

September 11, 2009

You are not forgotten...thank you

Anonymous

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.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, FOR HELPIPNG PROTECT OUR COUNTRY!!!!

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

K.L.

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

To the wife, daughter and son of Inspector Anthony Infante, I offer my belated and most sincere condolences for the loss of your husband and father.

To all those whose lives he touched...you know that you were fortunate to have known him and I am sorry for your loss too.

Everyone knows that those who lost their lives that tragic day...in the line of duty...while trying to rescue others...are heroes...be proud of how your loved one lived his life selflessly. Keep his memory alive for future generations so they will know that they are the lineage of an admirable and decent human being...he is their legacy.

May God's perpetual light shine upon the soul of Inspector Anthony Infante and may he rest in His eternal peace for having made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting and serving the people of New York.

God's blessings on his family and know that he is watching over you from a far better place than he was called from.

With my deepest sympathy.

Anita L. Culosi
sister of NYS Tpr. Salvatore J. Embarrato eow 7/6/61

July 17, 2007

Dear Tony:
Five years have come and gone since that horrible day. In all that time, and hopefully never again, have so many police officers been called upon to make such a sacrifice as you and all the others did.
But you are not forgotten, brother. Oh no, NEVER. We, the surviving police officers, and our fellow Americans we are sworn to protect, won't allow it. If ever there was a profession so honorable, so respected, and so demanding of self sacrifice, it is the profession of police officer. And you fit the profession so perfectly. You made the ultimate sacrifice while trying to protect those who could not protect themselves. And as a result, you, Tony are RESPECTED, HONORED, and your sacrifice DEMANDS that you are remembered...always.
You were there to answer the cry of the wolf at the door, and you answered it. Now rest in peace my brother, we have the watch. And every time the cry of the wolf threatens the door, we will answer it, in your memory, and that of all police officers everywhere who have made the ultimate sacrifice. May God grant your family peace in their hearts, hold you close to Him, and remind Americans everywhere, that our freedom comes at a very high cost. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

October 4, 2006

a hero lives forever.....

September 12, 2006

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