Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John Dennis Levi

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 Dennis Levi

Officer Levi,
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

We met JD when he came to California to bring his beloved Debralee Scott to New York with him. He proposed to her standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. That was April 2001. By September 11, 2001, JD was gone and Debralee watched the towers fall from the beautiful home they'd made together in Brooklyn. It took Debralee a little longer. She was a victim, too. Rest in peace.

Shelley Herman and Randall Carver
Friend and Former Husband (on TV)

September 10, 2019

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Levi.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 10, 2019

I participated in my first climb today and I climbed in your honor and memory, during our annual stair climb in McAllen TX. There are no words. Thank you for your selflessness and for saving others lives before your own. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family. I would like you and your family to know that 18 years later we have not forgotten and we never will.

Melissa Quiroga Falcon

September 8, 2019

I climbed for you today, at tri-cities TN 5th annual memorial stair climb. I don't even know you, but I am so thankful for your sacrifice and your efforts to rescue fellow Americans on that terrible day. You are loved. You are appreciated. You are missed.

Molly Creedon 911 Dispatcher

September 7, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Levi and Olav Hashalom. Thank you for your valiant commitment.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 6, 2014

I will proudly be wearing John Levi's name while I do the Dallas 9/11 stair climb in his honor.

Thank you sir for your service and sacrifice.

Rachel Roberts Patrol Officer
Corinth, TX

August 12, 2014

JD, Lots of laughs listening to Cash at Hogs.
Remembering you today.

D. Magness

September 11, 2013

I visited 911 memorial this past weekend. Thank you for giving your life trying to save others.

Sherri Hutchens visitor
911 memorial site visitor from NC

June 23, 2013

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

JD on the anniversary of your selfless death, know that you touched me with your kindness and hospitality in happier days with Debralee~ you are both missed by me

Carol McGovney

September 10, 2012

Officer Levi,
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

Officer Levi and Officer Lennon were always together; always laughing; and always making us laugh in Newark Municipal Court. And boy did he ever love his leather jacket.

We talked about motorcycles and the wild west...he was a joy to be around and was so very nice to everyone. He and John brightened up that courtroom and yet were so professional...I miss him.

God bless his family, and may you always know that he was so well liked, so highly-respected. And that is a forever thing.

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

JD, i remember like it was yesterday hanging out with you at peggy o'neils in bay ridge in the late 80's. you used to talk fondly of going to your place upstate ny(lexington?). anyway, we lost touch over the years til i heard your name announced as one of the first responders killed at wtc. i prayed for you then as i continue to do now. rest easy, JD. you will never be forgotten

ret. p.o. john engebretsen

July 28, 2008

John, time has gone by. But feelings never change. I'll never forget the night before 9/11, at 2300 hours on 9/10, I was just getting into work to do a midnight. As I was walking to 8th Ave down the main corridor of the BT, we passed each other and exchanged hello's like we always did. Before you made that right turn to head towards the locker room, you called my name. I turned around and you asked me if I wanted to do 'four over', meaning work from 0700-1100 the next morning. I declined due to my long drive home from work. Well, I guess you wound up coming in for those 4 hours on overtime and now youre gone. Im sorry. If I could change things I would have worked for you man. You had a lot more to lose than me. I think about it all of the time. You were a good man. Independant thinker. Treated everyone as an individual. You talked to the rookies just like the veterans. You were SOLID. Sorry I didnt work for you that morning John. RIP.

PO Eric Eisenhardt

July 13, 2008

Just wanted to pay my respects. Debralee was an angel + I am sure you two are together. Rest.

Officer Mike D

February 15, 2008

Thank you for your brave actions to others in need that day. I hope that Debralee and you together there, spending the time that you two where hoping for. April,5,05 is the day she passed. I beleave she was broken heart.

Canadian Firefighter

January 11, 2008

Thank you for your brave actions to others in need that day. I hope that Debralee and you together there, spending the time that you two where hoping for. April,5,05 is the day she passed. I beleave she was broken heart.

Canadian Firefighter

January 11, 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 John:
As time moves us further away from that horrific day, some of our countrymen have begun to forget the events of the day. Perhaps it's too painful to recall. Or perhaps it is the fact that some of our contrymen have not learned a single thing from the events of that day.
Whatever it is, my solemn promise to you and all the rest who gave all is that I will NEVER allow that to happen. As long as God gives me the ability to speak, so help me, I won't allow ANYONE I come into contact with in a discussion of 11 September 2001, to forget.
In our nations history, seldom to we hear or read about our police, unless it is of some derogatory nature. But the sacrifice you made along with all my brothers in blue, have changed all that. You changed it 25,000 times, for the 25,000 innocent lives that were spared because of your heroic acts of bravery and self-sacrifice. Regarding those fortunate souls that were spared, I believe that Sam Houston said it best 171 years ago, when referring to the defenders of the Alamo: "I hope they remember. I hope everyone remembers". I do and will.
As you patrol with God, the streets of Heaven, know that you are missed from not only the family you left behind, but the law enforcement family as well. Godspeed, and rest in peace. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

April 17, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Officer John Levi 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 Septmeber 11, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Department, CA; eow 4/24/05

September 14, 2006

a hero lives forever...

September 13, 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

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