Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael T. Wholey

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 Michael T. Wholey

On the anniversary of 9/11, I thank you and your comrades for your selfless duty and courage that momentous day. Your sacrifice and those of the victims and other first responders will forever be honored in the annals of brave men and women who gave their all for their city, state and for the United States of America. A hero in every sense of the word.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

September 11, 2023

In honor of PAPD Officer Michael Wholey,
Tomorrow I will carry a badge with the name and photo of Officer Wholey during the 9/11 memorial stair climb in Tucson, AZ. As an officer in the United States Army I salute you for your service and sacrifice. I will humbly and honorably carry this badge with reverence in your honor.

1LT Daniel Bratcher
United States Army

September 10, 2022

Officer Wholey,
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

Rest in peace Mike and may your family find the solace they deserve.

Michael H Wholey MD
Physician-San Antonio VA

May 28, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Wholey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2019

Mike was my classmate, we graduated the Police Academy together, worked together as police in the Central police pool and at LaGuardia Airport. Mike was a friend, pure class, a professional on patrol and a great person. AlwYs has a smile on his face and would great you with a Aloha. I had the misfortune of being there that day on September 11 th, Mike’s brother ran into me at the command post. My cell phone was working as we attempted calling his.
Your a hero that got depraived of life and Family , I cherish your memory my friend, God watch over your family

Det Charlie Giglia

September 10, 2018



September 11, 2013

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 4, 2012

"Jesus wept."

John 11:35

Helen Schilling-Wallace #630 Retired
Arlington, Texas P.D.

August 17, 2010

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 Mike,
Wife of a NJ Detective


September 14, 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

I worked with Mike, and I just want to say, he was an excellent Police Officer, Father, and Friend. His devotion to the job was second to only his family. He was an incredible man, and I am better for having known him. He truly was a gentleman.

Police Officer Louis Capuano
Port Authority of New York and New Jeresey Police Department

December 17, 2008

Thank you for all you have done for our country. Please know that you will never be forgotten.


September 11, 2008

2415 days without seeing your smile.
2415 days without hearing your voice.
and eternity of sadness and yet I feel your love.
Love wins.

April 24, 2008

You sacraficed your life so that others may live. That is the definition of a hero. May your wife & children feel your love as you watch over them from Heaven. While your body may not be here, your love for your wife did not end with your life. Your wife is a wonderful woman who is doing a great job raising your children in a manner that would make you proud. V-6.

NJ Citizen

March 5, 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 Mike:
I am keeping my word to you and all the rest who gave their all that fateful day, to write a reflection in your honor. And so here it is:
without doubt, there are 25,000 people walking around today, who owe their very lives to your heroic actions and bravery. That is enough people to fill up a small town.
When God put you here, there was a purpose for that. And you proved what that purpose was on 11 September 2001. Most Americans don't know, or care to know, what we the police can and will do for them, not until they need us. But yoor actions and bravery gave many people some insight as to what the police are capable of doing.
I am certain that somewhere there is a family that is hurting with your absence, as is the law enforcement community. The cowardly bastards that did this have only succeeded in doing what the Imperial Japanese govenment did on 7 December 1941: "to awaken a sleeping giant, and fill him with a terrible resolve". Now they can feel the wrath of the American people and her military.
But I would rather spend this time reflecting on your dedication and professionalism, than discuss vermin. God sent St. Michael to be the patron saint of police officers, and he sent you to be the guardian of our people. Like a true "man on a mission", you went out and successfully completed your mission, and then you went home.
And as you walked through the Gates of Heaven, I know in my heart that St. Peter greeted you and when he welcomed you, he said, "Welcome Home, Mike".
Now you are among America's Finest, forever memorialized, and always an icon. May God continue to hold you in His sacred hand, may He bless your family, and as always, may God Bless America.

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

June 1, 2007

Rest in peace hero. Your bravery saved alot of people's lives that fateful day. Rest assured the cowards that caused this world so much pain will pay the ultimate price for trying to destroy our freedom. GodBless

Joseph Palmer
NJ Resident

January 2, 2007

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

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 Mike 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 25, 2006

We had just gotten to know each other when you passed. I think of you and the others every day, trying to come to grips with what happened...May God hold you and all our brothers in the palm of his hand...

PO Jonathan Collins

September 15, 2005

In loving memory of P.O. Michael Wholey: We are thinking of you and remembering you today and the
tragic events that struck our beloved
country that fearful and awesome
day. The battle against the terrorists
who threaten world peace goes on
today. Your memory lives on and we
will never forget the extreme sacrifice
that you gave. We also remember
those officers that made it through, but are experiencing health problems from the extensive and
dangerous clean-up. We are in a
fierce battle to make America safer.
May God continue to be with your
family, co-workers and loved ones
who are still grieving the void your
precious life left. This is a God size
pain. We'll never forget. Let's Roll!
Lynn Kole
Washington State

August 1, 2004

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