Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Walter Arthur McNeil

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 Walter Arthur McNeil

Officer McNeil,
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 appreciate the service and the sacrifice of Walter McNeil.

Shaun McNeil
Clan MacNeil of Scotland and New Zealand

September 15, 2019

I appreciate Walter McNeil for his dedication American human life

Dr. Barbara Piccolo

September 14, 2014

I am very proud to say that "Mac" was the best 1sgt I ever had while I was in the Army. I was attached to his unit during desert storm. It was a priviledge to have known this awsome man/gentleman.

Cheif Keith Dwyer
Guthrie Police Dept. Ky

September 12, 2014

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Your friend PO Mike Ortiz from the HT, still wears a bracelet with your name on it in remembrance of you. I have personally never met you but from what I hear, you were a top notch hero. You are not forgotten. RIP Officer McNeil....

Mikey Dillon
Son of a Police Officer

July 6, 2012

Tthank you for being you your died doing what you did best helping people.Walter you will always be with me and I will never forget you and that smile.RIP TOP .

SSG JB Cuttino (Ret) ARNG
369th Transportation Bn/solider

September 13, 2011

I thank you walter for being a great friend and sergent in the NYARNG. You are missed but not forgoten!!!!!!

SFC Paul Mitchell
369th Trans Bn New York Army National Guard (Active Duty)

September 11, 2011

Walter was my budddy. From the time he was an FOA at the GWB to his becoming a PA Officer. I recruited him for the National Guard. We were 1SG's together in the "9" and we both were deployed to Saudi Arabia for Desert Sheild / Storm. So that should tell you how close we were. I miss my buddy, my friend. Walter you will always be in my prayers.

JT Maul

Det. (Ret) Joel T. Maul & 1SG (Ret)
Port Authority P.D., Co-Worke& Friend

September 11, 2011

Thank you 1SG for devotion to this country both as a soldier and Police Officer. God Bless you and your family!

SFC (Ret) Edwards
New York Army National Guard

September 11, 2011

Will be riding for you, on the 10th year. Thanking the HEROS !!


May 26, 2010

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 McNeil,
Sir, on today the 8th anniverary 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

You are not forgotten...thank you


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

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 Walt:
Your actions and those of all our brothers who gave all on 11 September 2001, has come back to visit us today, 8 May 2007, and quite possibly, saved thousands more Americans from certain death. Earlier this day, a plot was uncovered and arrests made on 6 terrorists who were planning to attack Ft. Dix, New Jersey.
As a direct result of your sacrifice, America and her law enforcement officers, have become much more diligent in the way we protect our countrymen. So much so, that today's arrests would never have happened, because we as a nation, were too naive, and unsuspecting. Now, with the arrests made and the plot publicly exposed, many of our fellow countrymen have been spared ...again.
This day's actions should serve as a notice to those politicians in Washington who have short term memory loss, who believe that we no longer need to be vigilant, and those Americans who live with their head stuck in the sand, who have chosen to forget 11 September 2001, that are country and ALL our citizens are STILL a target for those murdering bastards. Your actions, and those of the all the rest that perished, have exposed the "jihad", and have created resolve, in most Americans.
They can have their "jihad", which isn't worth a damn when compared to the steel our law enforcement officers have in protecting our homeland. You proved that.
Thank you for your professionalism and dedication to duty. They have changed our nation, and our law enforcement forever. May Almighty God Bless you, your family, all our beloved police officers, and as always, God Bless America. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Ofice-Florida

May 8, 2007

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

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 Walter 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

I was a classmate of Mac's in the academy , and he always kept an eye out for me, Mac you are missed and GOD BLESS YOU> SIR.

Ret. Police Officer Robt. Moore
Port Authority of NY&NJ Police

January 7, 2005

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

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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