Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John Lennon

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 Lennon

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

Thank you for your selflessness and dedication. You are forever a hero.

Colorado State Patrol

September 14, 2006

a hero lives forever...

September 13, 2006

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

Police Officer

July 17, 2006

Despite the high number of deaths to our public safety professionals, know that your heroic efforts did not go well my brother and know that your sacrifices that day brought a few tears of relief to those who were fortunate to escape because of your actions.

Anonymous...Seattle Police Departme

December 29, 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

Hearing the news that Jay was one of the victims of this horrific event has made an impact on me and my family... I grew up across the street from Jay in Brooklyn, NY. My parents moved to Arizona in 1979 and I stayed in NY. I met up again with Jay in 1987 while going home to Upper Montclair NJ where I had moved. I was commuting through the Trade Center's Path Trains. What a shocker to see Jay after all those years! We laughed and joked about how he used to tease me as a kid. I would see him daily going to work and on my way home. Occasionally we would go for a beer and laugh about our childhoods.

I have recently moved to Arizona to be near my mother. While reading the Sunday paper, Mayor Guiliani had taken some of the WTC Victims' family members to Bank One Ballpark here in Phoenix for one of the World Series Games... that is when I and my mother learned of Jay's death. We cried, and cried.

No one will ever understand how Jay's death has touched me... except for Jay of course, who will always have a place in my heart.

Diane Monteleone
Phoenix, Arizona

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


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