Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Kathy Nancy Mazza

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 Captain Kathy Nancy Mazza

Captain Mazza,

I came up your memorial page on this day, the 22nd anniversary of the day you died in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. You, like so many other that day, displayed true heroism, in your efforts to rescue the occupants of the twin towers. God Bless you. Rest in peace. I will pray for your family, friends, loved ones and colleagues.

Greater love has no one than this, that a person will lay down their life for their friends. - John 15:13

Daniel Ryan
Private Investigator (Retired)

September 11, 2023

On the anniversary of 9/11, I thank you and your comrades for your selfless duty and courage that momentous day. Your sacrifice and those of the victims and other first responders will forever be honored in the annals of brave men and women who gave their all for their city, state and for the United States of America. A hero in every sense of the word. It sounds as though you saved many lives.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

September 11, 2023

Do you know how we think of people in our past that made an impression on us, so we look for them on Facebook? Well Kathy and I worked together when she was a surgical tech in LIJ. I was an RN. Kathy used to say that she was going to be a cop. I am so proud to learn of all her achievements and devastated to find out she is gone. She was so much fun to be with! She was a hard worker in the Operating room and helped me learn to scrub . She always had a smile on her face and I wish we stayed in touch. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend . I miss you and all the good times we had, Even though they weren’t many. I’m sure God has gained another angel

Susan Resto
Colleague and friend in the operating room

October 17, 2021

I have just finished listening to one of the Q1043 station’s 9/11 20th anniversary survivor stories, that of Tim Frolich. He had made it out of the south tower—80th floor, Fuji Bank—when it began to collapse while he was being triaged for his eyes. An unknown FDNY 10-10 firefighter pulled him into a parking garage stairwell and saved him; both fell down a flight of stairs and he was injured. Whom did that firefighter return with to help move Tim? You. He noted your ponytail and his initial doubt that you and the one firefighter could move his 6’2” injured self up those stairs. You proved him wrong! He knew that you had subsequently died after relocating him to a place of safety and medical, and that you were the rank that you rose to as well as being the sole, female Port Authority police officer killed on 9/11. Your power and determination he spoke of was touching to me: no one should underestimate any strong woman, especially one with a ponytail (I should know)! I’ll be remembering your name and story now that I’ve learned it: RIP.

Angela M
Canadian Civilian, Toronto

October 1, 2021

Capt. Mazza,
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

Rest in peace Captain Mazza. A real New York heroine!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 7, 2020

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

Rest in.peace.

Police officer Bob Moore ret.
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police Dept.

May 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten. Thoughts and prayers for officers and firefighters lost this day 18 years ago.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 11, 2019

I heard this quote and it suties you , BRAVERY is not the ABSENCE OF FEAR but ACTION in the FACE of FEAR.

Kaitlyn Lengel

March 10, 2019

Miss her ... proud of her ... her greatness, generosity and courage known by most of us ... only imagined by her "Tuesdays" children within our family ... never forget ... take steps to thwart future cowardly evil acts that claim the innocent.

Patriot, Vic

September 15, 2018

Kathy Mazza,
Read your heroic story, you were amazing.
Thank you for your service and for helping those when America was being attacked.
You, along with the many hero’s from 9-11 will never be forgotten
And always be remembered .
Thank you

Civilian Weber, Debbie

September 12, 2018

Kathy and I were close friends for many a year. I am happy to read each reflection. I love her dearly. Kathy was first to provide levity as well as solemnity. She had a Goldilocks attribute. We were girlfriends and colleagues. We were both single and subsequently married. We enjoyed seafood, music (Babs) and a good movie. My Bob and I recently visited the living memorial for the PAPD in Farmingdale, Long Island. We were humbled to pay our respects to Kathy and the department. I grew up in the village of Farmingdale. The memorial park is in South Farmingdale. A beautiful serene park to which I had never before visited.
One single gift, the greatest gift with the greatest potential has made a permanent shift in our lives.
My husband, Bob and I want you to know that Jesus Christ came into the world, went to the cross and died for your sins. Ephesians 2: 8 & 9 says, "It is by grace you have been saved through faith. It is the gift of God, not of works, that no one should boast." The Roman soldier asked the Apostle Paul and company, "sirs, what must I do to be saved?" And they answered, "Believe on the Lord and you will be saved."
So, right where you sit, you can pray in the privacy of your own soul ~ Father, I am believing in Your Son and you will be saved."
Salvation, (eternal life with God) is a free gift. Jesus, the uniquely begotten Son of God the Father, made the ultimate sacrifice for every person. It cannot be earned nor deserved because it is a free gift from God to all who believe.
Kathy and I were lifelong friends because we respected one another. Not for our vocation. For who we are as individuals. Out from the soul, if you will. We each carved out our niche. A niche of marriage, of service and of love.
Thank you for giving us a hearing. Thank you to the memorial page for the serene opportunity to reflect upon my friend, Kathy Mazza.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Stephanie Rosati
Long Island, New York

September 12, 2018

Thank you for your parcel of time. Kathy N. Mazza was my girlfriend and colleague. We met as cardiothoracic nurses. We trusted one another completely. She drove a fast Mustang. We together had alot of fun. Kathy entered the police force about a year into our friendship. She married the love of her life. I was so happy to attend their wedding. The newlyweds moved to Farmingdale ~ my home town. Her life saving actions are who she is as a human being. She acted selflessly in our operating room suite as well. Her loyalty to our friendship was a saving grace to me. I miss my friend. I love Kathy Mazza.

Stephanie Rosati, RN, BSN
St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center

August 7, 2018

Captain Kathy Mazza, thank you. Captain Mazza will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 23, 2018

Dear Ms. Mazza,
Before our school trip to New York, we were all given a bracelet bearing the name of someone who lost their life in the events of 9/11. The name on my bracelet is yours. I've read about your acts of heroism and the lives you saved that day, and I am so proud to bear your name on my wrist. I never knew you, but I wish I had. You will always stay in my thoughts.


November 25, 2017

Hi Kathy. It is me Jensiper. The name you gave me and the name I still use. It is recently the 16th anniversary of 9/11 and again I think of you as I do many times. You were my good friend at St Francis hospital before you became a policewoman. You taught me how to drive my first stick shift. I went to your wedding. You always made me and all of our friends in the OR at St Francis laugh. I have the utmost respect for you and it makes me horrified that you died in such a way. You were a hero at the end and that does not surprise me one bit. It was your nature to put others before yourself. You were a nurse first and always a nurse and then you were a police captain as well.

jennifer sulkow/ civilian
good friends in the early 80's

September 12, 2017

While I have never met you or any of your family/friends, please know that you have been in my thoughts today. In Montgomery, AL participating in a 9/11 stair climb, I picked your name off of the wall of pin-on badges. I just closed my eyes and reached out and picked one; and there you were. As I rang the bell and began my stair climb I could not help but think of your courage and ultimate sacrifice. During the climb when I didn't think I could make it, I would just reach and touch your badge (that I had pinned to my jersey) - - it would give me the strength to continue. It is now propped up next to the American flag that covered my dad's casket from some 40 years ago. I intend to keep your badge and pin it on my jersey next year (along with the new person I will choose from the board they provide at that time). You truly will not be forgotten in my household.

Peggy T.

September 11, 2016

My Beautiful Friend, !5 years does take away, the countless memories I have of You & Your infectious laugh I can still hear..
You are still so dearly missed..

Anita Keane Moran

September 11, 2016

Capt. Mazza,
Ma'am, on today the 15th anniversary of your death you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow fallen Officers and First Responders who died that day for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2016

Rest in peace sister.

Patrol Officer
Oakland Calif., PD

September 3, 2016

I was at ground zero the day Captain Mezza's body was recovered, February 10th 2002, but we didn't know it was her. My friend and I were deeply effected by this event and we walked over to the west side near Rockefeller park where we noticed a memorial for the Port Authority officers missing or killed on September 11th. We were both drawn to Kathy's photo and we noted that she was the only woman on the list.

It wasn't until the following day that we heard the body found was that of Captain Kathy N. Mezza. The experience haunts me to this day.

I just found this website recently and wanted to share my thoughts on Captain Mezza.

I thank Captain Mezza for her life and performing her duty.

Gods Speed Kathy N. Mezza

Doug Peacock
Business Man

November 6, 2015

Always in my heart and on my mind. Love you!

Stacy Ehlers
Your God Daughter

August 29, 2015

Happy birthday in heaven PAPD hero Captain Kathy Mazza! You are remembered every day!

Mrs. Nancy Frederick
Wife of PAPD Sgt. Dennis Frederick

May 13, 2015

Although I never met Kathy or her family, I did meet her Mother when I was a Child. I found out later that she was my Cousin. I found out through another Cousin that she was in Twin Towers. When I read up on Kathy and heroism, I was very proud of her. Especially after learning that she was in Law Enforcement like I was. God Bless Kathy and her family. Today I am so proud to say she was my relative.
Patrolman Mark Fazio, Evanston, Wyoming Police Dept. Retired.

Patrolman Ret. / Civilian
Evanston, Wyoming

April 21, 2015

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