Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Donald James McIntyre

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 Donald James McIntyre

I was in New York marching in the 2022 St Patricks Day parade with An Garda Siochana the Irish Police. As the marching slowed down on an approach to a viewing stand I noticed a woman and young girl holding a banner which read in memory of Donald McIntyre. I handed the young girl a souvenir pen from An Garda Siochana.
I later asked a friend in the NYPD who was Donald McIntyre. I learned he was an officer killed in the attack on the twin towers.
The following day I visited the memorial at the twin towers. I asked a security guard where the inscription of the name Donald McIntyre could be found. After a quick scan of his phone it transpired I was standing two yards from where his name is inscribed. I said a prayer for him and all those killed. I retired that day after 42 years service.

Sergeant Vincent Jackson
An Garda Siochana

March 19, 2022

Officer McIntyre,
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

One of the many amazing men and women whose lives changed that day after giving of themself so heroically and selflessly that day and the many days that followed. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 28, 2020

I ran in your honor today at the Tunnels 2 Towers race in Buffalo NY Thank You for your service. You are a true hero.

Richard Prusiecki. Firefighter
U-Crest Fire Dept

September 8, 2018

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

I met a PAPD officer who was great friends w/ Donald. I had went to a NY Yankees fantasy camp in 2000. I wanted to try to do something for the officers that were victims on 9/11. I gave my autographed NY Yankees hat....autographs from Yogi Berra,Don Larsen,Bobby Richardson,Nettles,Dent,Kubek, Goose, Don's wife....through my new friend. I was invited to the picnic honoring Don & Mike W. It was such an honor and a privilege, I hope to meet Don's son , one day, who got the hat. God bless all of the PAPD officers, who sacrificed their lives...for others !!!

John Znutas
Friend of Tom

August 24, 2012

When I started working for the PA ;the bus terminal on 42nd st was something else and officer McIntyre was always so nice &always made me laugh ; I relocated to the GWB toll and then I bumped into him again and that smile I will never forget some people change but he stayed the same ; after 9/11 I looked on the wall in the police office and was in shock to know that we lost and very nice guy & that we shared the same sign he was born in DEC so was I 12/13; My wish is to meet or at lest see a picture of the child he never met .GOD BLESS TO HIS FAMILY


September 11, 2011

Bless all those whose sacrifice, love and courage have given so much to this world. Protect those Heroes in harm’s way, strengthen those whose heroic contribution perseveres day in and day out, and heal those whose heroism has cost them in mind and body. Grant by your grace, that we may each find ever deeper heroic virtues in ourselves so that we may serve others every day, in every way.

you will always be remembered! Your killer has been brought to justice..


May 2, 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 officer; your work here is done.
Wife of a NJ Detective


September 14, 2009

Office McIntyre,
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

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



April 15, 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 Don:
Though we have never met, I believe that we share a common protect and serve our countrymen, from all enemies, foreign and domestic. And defend them you did, in the most noble and commendable way possible. To save even one life, (I know, I have), is a feeling that can't be put into words. But, to save 25,000, well, there wll never be a satisfactory desription of the emotions felt.
Thank God you and all the rest were there that horrible day. As police officers, we are all familiar with sacrifice at one point or another. But hopefully never again, will we have to endure sacrifice of the magnitude that you so willingly made.
To honor you and all who made the supreme sacrifice, is not only fitting and proper, but your sacrifice demands it. And justly so. I am certain that somewhere, there is a family that is still hurting from losing you, and a family that still knows the loneliness of not having you there for them. So, this reflection is not only to honor you, for which you deserve, but also to your family, who deserve it as well.
The attack was horrific, and cowardly, and a disgrace. But to forget what you did that day, along with all our other fallen brothers, would be even more dispicable. I will not allow it, not for a moment. Every chance I get, in any way that I can, I make mention of the sacrifice you gave, to anyone I can. We, as Americans, can never give back enough, to you, or, to your family.
America was built on sacrifice, and yours was no different. Obtaining freedom took sacrifice, lots of it. But maintaining it, takes even more. Much more, and from many more people.
As you rest in Heaven, know that you are are now a legend, and legends don't die...they grow bigger and are appreciated more with each passing day. Godspeed, and until we meet each other in a place our Father has set aside for all of you who wear a badge, thank you, God Bless your family, and God Bless America. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

May 7, 2007

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

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 Donald 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

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

Police Officer

July 17, 2006

Don, It was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you,especially serving on the board with you,you and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless my Brother

P.O. Bob St.Clair

August 13, 2004

You are missed and not forgotten. Your brother's in blue will not give up the fight. You were a hero before 9-11 and will always remain a hero and special friend. we love you brother

PO Paul Nunziato

May 27, 2004

You are a true hero. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 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

“For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know”


God Bless each and every New York " HERO" who gave new meaning to the phrase " America Doesn't Run." You will be forever in my heart.

Captain Scott Wright
Mount Holly Police Department, NC

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