Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Antonio Jose Rodrigues

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 Antonio Jose Rodrigues

Yesterday, September 12, 2021, I was one of 500 motorcycle riders who rode from one Harley Davidson store in Knoxville to another to commemorate the officers, firefighters and EMT’s killed in the 9/11 tragedy at the Twin Towers. Before we took off, I chose Officer Rodrigues’ lanyard so he could ride along with me. It was a wonderful tribute to these first responders who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Twenty years later we still remember. We will not forget.

Carole DiMaso

September 13, 2021

Officer Rodrigues,
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

On Saturday November 01, 2019... I will walk for you. Never forgotten.

Largo, FL Police Department

October 30, 2019

hello, I'm savannah I'm a freshman in highschool. Today at a 9/11 memorial we picked up lanyards with names of the passed and I picked up Officer Rodrigues and I just wanted to come in contact with the family to let them know how honored I was to climb for him. Contact me

Savannah Taylor

September 11, 2019

I did not Antonio Jose Rodrigues, but I bought a bracelet with his name on it in 2001, would like to know if a family member would like it. Please contact me, [email protected]

valorie tabor

September 11, 2018

My 14 yo son had your name today to carry 110 floors at the Clayton MO 9-11 memorial stair climb...he carried you the 110 floors and then said your name loud and proud before he rang the bell in your memory....17 years and your sacrifice is not forgotten...and will never be forgotten by my family...job well done.....RIP

Captain Scott Scharf
Desoto Fire Dept

September 9, 2018

Today I walked 90 floors in tactical gear and gas mask in your honor at the San Diego 9\11 memorial. It is a very small token of appreciation for your sacrifice in such a vial incident. I did you proud and carried your name on my back for all to see. Peace be with you brother.

Agent Lamar Barrett
Chula Vista Police

September 8, 2014

Officer Rodrigues,

I hope God has you in Heaven and that from there you can watch over your family and loved ones. I did not know you but I admire you and you have touched my life. Your courage is unparalleled. We have all learned so much from you and your selfless action. May we all aspire to show the courage you did.

Thank you and thank you to your family and loved ones too. God bless you all.


September 11, 2013

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Mr. Rodriguez-
I would like to say that I'm extremely thankful for what you did for our country on this terrible event. You helped save many lives, and you were so dedicated to your job. Sacrificing your life for many millions takes lots of courage, and again, I'm extremely thankful. You are a true inspiration. I, as well as others, want God to watch over your spirit. May you Rest in Peace.


September 7, 2011

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 Rodrigues,
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

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

Where do I begin. I cant start to think of all the memories we shared. From pre-academy when I would pick you up from home and drive us to get trainee clothes. To you standing in line at roll call hearing you count off your number, 52 or 62, with that accent you have. Every damn morning haha. Now you too are gone. I speak about it like it happened yesterday, but its been 7 years now. I remember you telling me about all of your life experience. We would sit in traffic on the Belt Pkwy and you would just talk and talk. But honestly, you were a well rounded guy and I liked listening to you. I remember your wife and kids and the area you lived in, in Nassau County. That pizzeria we went to that afternoon before I dropped you off at home. I cant belive it all ended like this. Me leaving you a reflection on a memorial website. It makes me sad man. I wish I could call you and make plans for a beer or something. I hope your life in heaven is as fullfilling as your life here was. Im sure when we reunite, you'll have stories to tell me like always. RIP.

PO Eric Eisenhardt

July 13, 2008

Thankyou OFFICER RODRIGUES for your service and sacrifice. Y ou are not forgotten


February 23, 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

Cowards took your life but your heroics never die.

Officer LPD
Longview PD Texas

May 30, 2007

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

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 Antonio 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

You are a true American hero and will never be forgotten

Cameron Reeves
Soon to be Policeman

September 9, 2006

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

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