Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John Joseph Lennon, 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 Police Officer John Joseph Lennon, Jr.

Yesterday, 6/18/2022 I climbed 110 flights at the Charleston Coliseum and had the honor of receiving the badge of John Lennon to carry with me on my climb. I am a mental health therapist who serves first responders which drew me to participate in this memorial climb along with family members that are law enforcement.

We never forget. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice for our country. God bless you and your family.

Lisa Hall
Aiken, SC

Lisa Hall
Aiken Barnwell Mental Health Center

June 19, 2022

Today I climbed the bleachers in Thomasville, Georgia to honor Officer John Lennon’s ultimate sacrifice. I am a senior citizen so it took me over an hour to complete the climb. Today has been a beautiful clear day for our rescheduled memorial climb. I cannot begin to imagine how difficult the climb was on 9/11 with the heat, smoke and other pollutants in the air.

Sarah Voyles
Citizen of Thomasville, Ga

November 13, 2021

In AZ, there is a 9/11 Tower Challenge where participants climb 110 floors in honor of the first responders lost on 9/11.

This year, I received Officer John Lennon to carry. It was an honor and privilege to wear Officer Lennon’s picture during my climb.

You will always be remembered and honored in my home and heart, Officer Lennon.


Rebecca Baril

September 12, 2021

Officer Lennon,
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

God bless you, Patti and family

Deborah Rush
Friend and colleague of Patti

September 11, 2021

Happy Birthday Jay

City of Philadelphia WRB

March 15, 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

Another year doesn't make it easier. God bless you Patti and your family. Prayers continue to be sent your way.

Friend former Coworker of Patti

September 11, 2020

To John and his family,
My sons are just starting to ask about 9/11 as they are learning about it for the first time in school.
I told them about you and the heroic efforts of the police officers and fire fighters that day.
The reason I spoke to them about you personally is because we have the honor of raising a TSA dog named LLennon who was named after you. He was ironically born on 9/11 2006. In our small family in Pflugerville, TX we remember you today and always for your sacrifice.

J. Tullos

September 10, 2019

I like to wish Jay a Happy 60th Birthday and send prayers to him and his family on this day.

Donnamarie Meiluta

March 15, 2017

I attended the Run to Remember 5K in Hilliard, Ohio, which has one of the largest memorials in the country to the memory of those who responded to the tragedy of 9/11. After the run we were honored to read a name from the wall of those who perished that day and to remember that name as we celebrated their lives at Old Hillardfest. We placed a carnation at the base of the wall while "Amazing Grace" was being played on bagpipes. Officer Lennon's name was the name I found on the wall. Thank you, sir, for your ultimate sacrifice.

Tim Ortlieb
proud citizen

September 11, 2016

15 years and not a day goes by that my heart and prayers go out to Patti and the kids. God bless you all.


September 11, 2016

God bless all of the Sept 11, 2001 heros . . . living & dead.
May your sacrifices never be in vain.
No matter what, the Islamo-Fascists will be eradicated.

G. Tyrebiter

August 21, 2016

Happy Birthday Jay


March 17, 2014

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Time is passing, but there will be no forgetting September the 11th 2001. We will remember every one who died with honor. We will remember every family that lives with grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, and the funerals. On this tenth anniversary of your death, I am still so deeply humbled by your bravery and sacrifice. You are never far from my thoughts and prayers. Even though I have never met you personally I feel as though you are a part of my family. A family member who deserves the love and respect just because of who you are. Love, honor and prayers forever


September 12, 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

Rest easy John; your work here is done.
Wife of a NJ Detective


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

Officer Lennon,
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

You are not forgotten...thank you


September 11, 2009

It is very, very hard for me to write this reflection for Officer Lennon. Eight years seems like yesterday when I think about him and the others. I remember him telling me he finally got his desk job. He was so happy. And he gave me a coveted Port Authority card that I still have. I had been bugging him for four years for one.

He always had chocolates for us, and he and Officer Levi would joke around and keep us company in arraignment court in the City of Newark Municipal Court. God, he was such a grace to his uniform and profession. We all loved him.

I pray every night that his family and friends heal and carry his positivity and light forward into the future. He is missed and loved. God bless.

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 John:
As this is the Easter season, a time of rebirth and resurrection, so it is for Americans to reflect on the events of that horrible day. But as events that day were of death and mayhem, so were the events of Good Friday. And both events that shook the world, had life spring forth.
As Jesus Christ rose from the dead to give life, the death you endured, helped give life as well. Though I am not comparing the two events, I am stating that enormous sacrifice was made so that others could be spared. And I believe that God Himself, is proud of what you and all the rest, did. I know I am, as are all your brothers in blue.
In addition to the sacrifices made on 11 September 2001, the entire world was made aware of the dangerous, convoluted minds of our enemies. The war on terror never would have gotten to the point where we now take the fight to the enemy, as opposed to waiting for the fight to come to us, had it not been for your dedication and sacrifice. And your actions gave a whole new meaning to the words, "hero", and "bravery". Their actions clearly defined the words, "cowardly bastards".
My prayer for you, John, is that you rest in peace, and as you patrol the streets of Heaven, smile down on those of us still here, and be cognizant of the fact that you will always be remembered. God Bless you, your family, all police officers everywhere, and as always, God Bless America. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

April 9, 2007

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

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 John 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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