Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Director of Public Safety Ferdinand V. "Fred" Morrone

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 Director of Public Safety Ferdinand V. "Fred" Morrone

Director Morrone,
On today, the 20th anniversary of of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice forour 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

Fred V. Morrone will never be forgotten.

On June 3, 2018 I will climb 104 floors of the Freedom Tower and honor Fred Morrone. I am a high school friend of Fred's children. This is one way I can give back to the ultimate sacrifice that he made while saving so many lives. Please consider joining me and click the link below to honor him.

You can also follow my journey as I train for the climb at

Honor Fred Morrone here:

Michelle Neumann Nickerson
HS friend of Fred's children

April 15, 2018

Fred V. Morrone will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service sir. May your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 23, 2018

Dear Fred:

15 years! WOW. I wrote to you years ago, to tell you that I have a bracelet with your name on it, in your memory. And because of that bracelet, I feel a connection between us, now and forever.

Fred, thank you again, for the sacrifice you and so many other of America's Finest gave that horrible day. Your sacrifice SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED TO BE FORGOTTEN, SO HELP ME GOD.

Rest in peace my brother, because your actions and that of our heroes, permitted 25,000 of our fellow countrymen to go home and continue to live the American dream. The same dream our Founding Fathers gave us 240 years ago: "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness".

To your family, your loss and sacrifice will ALWAYS be honored as well.

Those who refuse to stand at a sporting event during the playing of the National Anthem because of your resentment to Police Officers, I say this:

You have that right to be disrespectful because of sacrifices such as Fred's. So if you just can't stand because of your feelings about police, come visit the Fallen Officer's Memorial in Washington. And if you still just can't stand for the National Anthem, how about standing for TAPS?

And those enemies of this great country who have felt the might and wrath of the USA, "We've Only Just Begun".

Rest in peace, Fred. We have the watch.

God Bless you, your family, and God Bless the United States of America.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Po;lice, Fl.

September 11, 2016

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

Director Morrone,
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

Linda, thinking of you, and appreciating your family's sacrifice on this anniversary date. Love to you - Lon & Rick

Lonnie Martens
Friend of the Family

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

Thankyou for all your service, you area hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace sir


October 14, 2008

Director Marrone:

It has been seven years, but I still hear your name daily. My father speaks of you and thinks of you constantly. Know that you live on in our hearts, and I know you were a true freind to my Father.

PO Ari Maas

September 11, 2008

It has been almost seven years since Fred was killed and about 13 years since I last saw him. Occasionally, I check this memorial page to see if anyone else has written a reflection. I often wonder if Fred's family knows how much he meant to so many people.

To Fred's family; I hope that you are at peace knowing that Fred is with the Lord. I hope you know that he touched my life, and many others. Most of all, I hope that you are all still in my prayers.

God Bless.

Captain Clay Jones
Director, Southern Regional Public Safety Institute

July 31, 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

Six years later, we haven't forgotten & are thinking of Linda, your children & grand-children.

R & M Marti

September 11, 2007

Dear Fred:
It has been 5 long years since that fateful day. You were a "Cop's Cop" to the end. Though I have never had the honor to meet you, sir, I feel very close to you. For several years now, I have worn a bracelet on my right wrist with your name on it, and the date of "9/11/01".
Thank you, sir, for the dedication and the sacrifice you so willingly made, not only for those in the Trade Center, but for freedom loving people everywhere. And for those of us who wear the badge, you made us proud to be in the same profession as you. You epitomize what police officers are all about...the will to serve AND protect, even at great personal cost to ourselves.
The very blanket of freedom that we as Americans enjoy, is given to us by people such as yourself, who have proven that freedom is not free. Your name, and your sacrifice will NEVER be allowed to be forgotten. Not with the Memorial in Washington, in our hearts, and as long as I wear this bracelet with your name on it. And sir, I wear it with pride and honor, now and as long as our Heavenly Father will allow me. Rest in peace, we carry on in your name and spirit, and those who made the sacrifice with you.
May God bless your family, ease their sorrow, and hold you near to His heart for all eternity. The terroists may have had success in killing thousands of innocent people, but they will NEVER be successful in killing the American spirit, because of people like you. Amen.

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office

October 2, 2006

you will never be forgotten

September 13, 2006

I was introduced to Director Morrone one time (on the sidewalk outside of Katz Deli in NYC). It was a few months before 9/11; he could not have been nicer and more down to earth.

Rest in Peace, brother Trooper.

New York State Trooper
New York State Police

August 29, 2006

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

Police Officer

July 25, 2006

I met Fred when he was my boss as a corporate director of security for a casino. He would come to the Mississippi coast from New Jersey and guide us in our jobs.

I can remember talking to Fred as a young man and picking his brain about life. He was a physically strong man, who instantly gained the respect of others by the way he carried himself. He was the kind of man that I longed to be.

I eventually entered the law enforcement profession and lost contact with Fred. I never got a chance to tell him what I thought of him and what an impression he had left on me.

To the family of Fred Morrone, he was a great man whom I admired greatly. Fred touched my life. Every chance I get, I tell people about my friend from New Jersey. I went to New York to get his name from the twin towers memorial. "Fred V. Morrone" is hanging in my office to remind me what kind of man I should be.

My prayers are with Fred's friends and family.

Sgt. Clay Jones
Harrison County Sheriff's Department, MS

July 2, 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

To those of you who have posted messages; Thank You. A Hero is the man who goes home to his children everynight, who works hard to provide for his family and someone who watches over others, as a civilian or civil servant. Fred Morrone was all of these and more...I miss you.

F J Morrone

June 12, 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

I was privilaged to call Fred V. Marrone friend for over a decade. We shared travel, good times, food and dreams.

A street kid from Brooklyn, he rose first to the top ranks of the NJ State Police and than the Port Authority Police without ever loosing sight of what was important in life;love of family, God, and his fellow man. Your garden will never been as lush again. The very earth misses you

I join his widow Linda and family in mourning a true hero who died helping others survive.

Fred, I miss you. You will forever live in my heart and mind.

Baruch Dayan Emet.

Jeffrey Maas

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