Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Glen Kerrin Pettit

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Glen Kerrin Pettit

In Honor And Respect, Your Service And Sacrifice Will Never be Forgotten...

Gail Mercado

September 11, 2021

Officer Pettit,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and our Country as well. Not just as a Police Officer but also when you served with the USN as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021


Although we never met and I only had the chance to learn about your story in the years after 9/11, I'm struck by how similar our stories leading to the job were. I'm a former reporter, photographer, & volunteer firefighter turned Police Officer who works to create videos for the department, just like you were. As I write this I too have four years on the job, the same you did on 9/11. Knowing just how similar our stories are really struck me. If I were in your shoes I would have followed the story right into the towers like you did, camera in hand, looking for that perfect shot. I've been thinking about you & your story for days now and I hope you rest in peace brother. Your memory lives on and will never be forgotten.

Police Officer Joseph Ryder

September 9, 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

God bless you sir, and thank you for your service, especially September 11th, you are a true hero and you will never be forgotten.

NYPD Officer Glen Petitt may you rest in peace.

Los Angeles california.

Custody Assistant

September 16, 2018

God bless all who perished on September 11th 2001.
NYPD officer Glen Petitt R.I.P.

John Kelleher
DOD member

September 10, 2018

May God rest your soul, thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

Two things I can recall concerning Glen in my Earth Science class at Ronkonkoma Junior High School - his effort to do well and his smile.

God Bless.

Steve Shydo
Earth Science Teacher (Ret.)

September 11, 2013

You as always are remembered


September 11, 2012

Glens family and mine grew up a few houses away from each other so I can say I knew Glen from when he was a little kid I hang out with his older brother Tommy and I can remember being in front of his house on a summer night he always wanted to be outside with all of us even though he was much younger than us. He was always a good kid and grew into a great man.When he was taken on that day like all the others it changed the world as we all knew it.I will always remember him and his family.
old friend
Rich Meyer

Richard Meyer
old friend

September 11, 2011


Ret. PO

May 5, 2011

I worked at Sayville Middle School and Tara, Glenn's sister was a teacher there. I came to know Tara and my children had met Glenn and spoke of his kindness. After his loss on 9/11 I purchased a memorial T-shirt with his police badge. I also had the honor of attending his memorial service in Ronkonkoma. His memory lingers on as I show his prayer card and wear his shirt when our school remembers what we call "First Responders Day". I tell of his sacrifice and we often discuss what being a "hero" is. Needless to say they are fasinated and in awe of Glenn. I wanted to let his family know that his dedication to his job and the ultimate sacrifice continue to "make a difference" even all the way down here in Cypress, Texas. His memory and legacy will continue as long as I teach school and discuss freedom and the price some, like Glenn, are willing to pay. God Bless his family and friends today and everyday!
Stephanie Pendola
4th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies teacher
Lamkin Elementary School
Cypress, Texas

Stephanie Pendola
Teacher/Lamkin Elementary School Cypress Texas

September 11, 2010

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless you and God bless America.


September 11, 2009

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

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 Pettit,
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.



September 11, 2009

Eight years since you made the ultimate sacrifice. Your heroic actions are not forgotten.

I fondly recalling your service to the NYPD Gaelic Football Club by video taping our matches against the FDNY.


September 11, 2009

The anniversary of 9/11 is coming up in a few days as you well know. I just wanted you to know that you have not been forgotten. Rest in Peace...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

September 8, 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 said a little prayer today for Police Officer Pettit and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 12, 2009

I knew Glen in highschool and only found out today about his death. I cried when I read the article in todays paper about his mother and families efforts to remember him. But I smile when I think of all the fun I had with him. Thank you for your bravery.

nicolle j

September 11, 2008

Thank you! Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.


July 6, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 3, 2008

I discovered a $20 dollar bill with this officer's information on it, and the words "Never Forget". I scanned it and posted it on flicker:

Can't post the link, but check the flickr tags: for NYC, WTC, Memorial, and Police Officer.

I thought who ever created this living memorial should know that it found its way to sunny Central California, and that some of us never *will* forget.

K. McClure

October 6, 2007

Thank you, Ofc. Glen Pettit, for your dedication to God, your family and. ultimately, your country.

Your sacrifice was not in vain, and you will never be forgotten.

God speed and God bless. Rest in peace, Ofc. Pettit.

God Bless America.

LRVirgil, Civilian
Texas - Law Enforcement Supporter

September 30, 2007

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