Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Bruce Reynolds

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 Bruce Reynolds

I was shocked to find out of this loss last year. Bruce and I were classmates at Alexander Robertson School. At that time we were the only two blacks. My hearts still heavy.

Stacey Poole Hinton
Classmate

September 11, 2020

My Nephew, just showed your photo recently of you in uniform.
The world is presently going through chaotic times.
You are in the real world now with The CREATOR of all the worlds. HE removed you from this world of illusions.
You live on forever.
I miss you.
Your Uncle,
Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal,Uncle
Uncle

September 11, 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

You changed my outlook on life and gave me a second chance....On August 24, 2001, you arrested me. I was at my lowest of lows and the charges against me were serious. Out of all the officers involved in my arrest, you were the only one who talked to me like a human, like you could see value in me. My court date was scheduled for September 25, 2001; I was prepared to go away for a very long time. However, the Judge informed me of what happened to you and you brothers and sisters on September 11, 2001.... Selfishly I was filled with excitement as the judge dismissed my case and allowed me to walk free. It was not until later that afternoon that I realized the sacrifice you had made for everyone, including me. And I want you to know that I changed my life around and have become a much better person and contributor to society. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you and your family. I will always be forever grateful and will continue to make worth of your sacrifice. Thank you. Always remembered and never forgotten.

M.K. Otte
Friend

September 11, 2019

Bruce Reynolds was already on the job as an Urban Park Ranger when I came aboard. We were partners on foot patrol in Central Park:a cool city kid (Bruce) with a goofy girl from out west. I'll never forget what he taught me, and I can see that smile still. RIP Bruce......

Former UPR Jane Butts
NYC Urban Park Rangers

September 12, 2016

Remembering my cousin on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. We will always remember you. Love you.

Donal Jones II
Cousin

September 11, 2016

You as always are remembered.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Bruce saved me 17 years ago at Port Authority. He is someone I will never forget helping me. He was so proud of his wife and talked of her with nothing but love. I may have known him a short while, but he will be remembered always!

Jeanie Velazquez
friend

September 11, 2011

Today, the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, DG opened it's stairwells and local firemen and women came to climb 110 flights of stairs in honor of America's heros. Everyone carried 1 of 343 firefighters, and you sir, were my guy!

Thank you for your service, and thank you for your 15 years of service before that fateful day. God calls his angels home early, and that is why he called you home on 9-11-01. So young, but so strong.

God Bless...

Someone who remembers
Dollar General

September 11, 2011

Bruce and I attended elementary school together. I was saddened to hear of his passing. He was certainly a hero. I will always remember him as a child with a bright future a head of him. My prayers go out to his family.
Debra Hempe

Anonymous

December 3, 2009

Officer Reynolds,
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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

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.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, FOR HELPIPNG PROTECT OUR COUNTRY!!!!

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

March 12, 2009

Hey Bruce,
I'm new on the job and I work at the Bridge. The A building is now on Bruce Reynolds Blvd. I stand next to your picture at roll call every day, and I hear the old-n-crusties talk about what a great guy you were. One thing is obvious: it's none of that "he's gone so let's make a hero out of him" that you sometimes hear. Each and every one of them means it from their hearts when they talk about what a great guy you were. That's a heck of a tribute to you, sir. you gave us a lot to live up to, but we're trying man, we're trying. Rest easy Big Brother.

A rookie
PAPD-GWB

April 3, 2008

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

March 29, 2008

Hey cousin Brucie, I came across this site by chance. It is very sobering. I can't say that I have a dry eye while going through the names and faces and memories.
To all who read this, know Bruce was a real person, a wonderful old soul, a great person to be around, a great conversationalist. He never, I mean, never ever had a negative word. The world was better off with Bruce. I am so very sorry.
GOD BLESS YOU.

P.O. Artie Rossi 983(ret)
NYNJ PAPD

December 20, 2007

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 Bruce:
For some time now, I have been keeping my promise to all of you who gave all, writing a reflection to each of you. It has become, what I like to refer to as, "A labor of love". And it has been my honor and priviledge to do so.
For the last 27 years, I have been a lawman. Although always proud of our profession and the job we do, NEVER have I been as proud as I am now because of your sacrifice and that of all our brothers and sisters. I have heard so many people use so many terms to describe what you did. "Hero", "Angel of Mercy", etc. I have my own term: "Soldier of God".
I truly believe that God has us embark on this mission of protecting those who cannot protect themselves, in His stead. Ours is a calling, and you demonstrated so perfectly what that calling is all about. It's about putting our own safety aside, and protect and defend those who, without us, would surely perish. Just like a soldier.
No words of mine, or for that matter, anyone else, can ever give you enough gratitude and thanks for a job well done, save this:
That because of your being a "Soldier of God", 25,000 innocent lives were spared. And like a good soldier, after you completed your mission, you went home. For all of us still here, on behalf of every one of us who wears a badge and carries a gun, thank you for your sacrifice, tenacity, dedication, bravery, and professionalism. May Almighty God bless you, your family, and God Bless America. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

April 27, 2007

Climb to Glory! So Others May Live! Death From Above!
These are our motos of our warriors. The men and women of 9/11 are true heros. These men and woumen have rewritten the meanings of these motos. There are thousands that are here because of the efforts of these heros. We will not forget you, our kids will not forget you, the American people and the heros that follow in your footsteps will forever remember the price payed on that day. Thank you, I love you

Jeremy

October 5, 2006

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

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 Bruce gave to his community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 11, 2001.

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

September 19, 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

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

Police Officer
Tennessee

July 25, 2006

Bruce,

I worked with you at Newark Airport when we were both new "on the job".

You were always a pleasure to work with. Your love of contry music and of Ireland will always remind me of you.

When it's my time to enter the Kingdom of Heaven (If I'm worthy), I hope that you'll introduce me to everyone there.

Keep an eye over me and the guys...

A Friend

June 26, 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

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

September 15, 2003

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