Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief James A. Romito

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 Chief James A. Romito

Chief Romito,
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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
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

It is just overwhelming to me how many selfless human beings died on that day. Such brave people and such good people. I just came here on your page to say how sorry I am and I hope you and your son are reunited and
Are at peace. I am a teacher and I will promise that I will have my students remember you and your life. You will not be forgotten.

Doreen.
Mother and educator.

August 26, 2020

Prezado Chefe,
Como seu irmão de armas, agradeço a Deus por sua vida e pela coragem de se sacrificar em favor do próximo.
Receba meu respeito e minha continência.

Fábio Pereira de Aguiar
Major (ret.)
Polícia Militar de São Paulo (Brasil).

Major Fábio Pereira de Aguiar
Polícia Militar de São Paulo (Brasil)

March 26, 2020

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

September 10, 2018

Chief James Romito will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service. May your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 23, 2018

Thanks Jimmy for your support and guidance.
R.I.P. my friend

Jerry Matthews Chief PAPD retired
PAPD retired

July 5, 2016

RIP Chief

Detective Dennis Pothos
Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

July 13, 2015

Sorry, Jimmy Boy. You were a funny guy at Spellman. I heard of this at the reunion of our class in October 2013. Condolences to all.

Jimmy was our friend at Spellman
Classmate

February 6, 2015

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 today

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Chief, I believe we met shortly before 9/11/2001 at the Jersey City location. I had been the Director of Community Policing for the COPS Office in NJ at the time. We never did complete the training due to the terroristr attack where you and many other public servents and citizens lost their lives to a senseless act by some sick religious fanatics. Since that time, I have become close to your family that I never imagined would happen. my son Bryan married your daughter Ellen and they have a beautiful daughter named Abbigail, my Granddaughter and yours. Hopefully, you and your son Robert are together and can view Abby, Ellen and Bryan's life and see what a great family they have become. Maybe you took some of your chief leadership talents with you and you can watch over them, give them strength and good wisdom. Bryan is now a police officer and he needs to be especially watchful while performing his duties. Ellen and Abby need him to stay well to help care for them. I wish you a peaceful and comfortable life in heaven. May God bless you and all of the those who surround you.

Frank Scott, Ret. Law Officer/Instructor
Grandfather in common with Abby

January 3, 2012

Mr. Romito,

I didn't know your name or even who you were until my Federal Firefighter husband walked up 110 flights of stairs in honor of your name on Sept. 3, 2011 in San Diego, marking the 10th anniversary of that fateful and unforgettable day.

Thank you for your service Mr. Romito and for being a hero that day. We will never forget, and we will never forget what you did for this country.

May you Rest in Peace and always be remembered,


The Hathaway Family from San Diego, CA

Hathaway
Proud Firefighter Wife

September 11, 2011

Mr. Romito,

I didn't know your name or even who you were until my Federal Firefighter husband walked up 110 flights of stairs in honor of your name on Sept. 3, 2011 in San Diego, marking the 10th anniversary of that fateful and unforgettable day.

Thank you for your service Mr. Romito and for being a hero that day. We will never forget, and we will never forget what you did for this country.

May you Rest in Peace and always be remembered,


The Hathaway Family from San Diego, CA


Hathaway
Proud Firefighter Wife

September 11, 2011

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.


Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

February 16, 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

Chief Romito,
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 also 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

You are not forgotten...thank you

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

We will never forget the selfless courage that changed the world that day. Even though it began as an evil act,they didn't win. It ended with a stronger,loving,more caring nation,because of people like you,Chief James Romito.

OHIO
summit county

March 4, 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 Chief:
Here is the reflection I promised. I am certain that you earned this, and a whole lot more. Thirty years in law enforcement is an achievement in itself. Having completed 27 years myself, I know how much enjoyment can be derived from this job, as well as pain or sacrifice. But none like the joy you have brought to so many by assisting in the rescue of thousands of our fellow countrymen. The pain unmatched by your family in losing you to an act of cowardice by a group of fanatical animals. And the sacrifice you made...well, there are not many in the world that would willingly make such a sacrifice.
I respect you Chief, for even as a high ranking official, you STILL kept your oath to "protect and serve". In so doing, you also proved to the world, that every police officer, WHATEVER the rank, will do WHATEVER it takes to protect our country and our fellow citizens.
As the saying goes, "Be all things to all people", so you were Chief, on 11 September 2001. For too long, many people viewed the police with suspicion or contempt. Because of your enormous sacrifice, and the sacrifice of all the others, that view has been greatly changed.
On behalf of all your fellow law enforcement brothers who remain, thank you for your dedication and your professionalism. They serve forever, as your legacy. In your spirit, and the spirit of all who perished that horrible day, we carry on. Rest assured you will always be a part of our "thin blue line". Go with God, and rest in peace. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

February 5, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Chief James Romito and his fellow officers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department and most especially to James:

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.

To his wife and daughter: I cannot imagine the strength it took to get through the dark days when you suffered unimaginable loss through the death of Chief Romito after having lost your son/brother Robert only three months prior to 9/11. May God continue to hold you in his arms and may you be comforted by your faith and those who care for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect and gratitude for the distinquished service Chief Romito 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 14, 2006

you will never be forgotten...

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

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