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

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

Thank you for your sacrifice and all the lives you saved that day. It takes a brave officer to go into a burning building. Rest in peace.

trooper
Ohio State Highway Patrol

September 11, 2007

Thinking of you and your loved ones on this tragic day in history. You will never be forgotten and will be forever a hero.

Jutta Bret'l, Germany

September 11, 2007

We all miss you!

January 24, 2007

Dear Glen:
What can I say that has not been said already? Perhaps there is one thing: as a brother officer, I can say that although you gave your life, so many others were saved as a direct result of your bravery, and that of the others. Most people today, don't know, or don't care to know, what we the police are made of. They only know to dial "911", and get service.
But the manner in which you conducted yourself that horrible day, has opened some eyes. I don't know many people who would willingly run into a collapsing building and try to rescue others, but you did. The terrorists may have taken you from us, but in doing so, they have also immortalized you and all are other fellow officers who gave all that day.
If one were to use a dictionary and look up the word, "hero", it would, someday, cite police officers and/or firefighters as an example. But let there be no mistake: YOU are a hero, in every sense of the word. And because of your sacrifice, you have helped to raise the bar of law enforcement officers.
My reflection to you, Glen, is the keeping of the promise I made to you and all the rest...that I will write a reflection to each of you, and NEVER allow people to forget the sacrifice you so willingly made.
At this time of year, I am certain that your family is hurting more than any other time of the year. My Christmas wish for them, and all the families of officers who die every day, is that they feel the love and warmth, the respect and the gratitude of all of us, who so proudly carry on in your name and spirit. Although our thin blue line grew a little thinner, the line has held. Rest in peace with our Father, we have the watch. Until we meet someday, in a better place, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did. God bless you, your family, and God bless America. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

November 29, 2006

Glen, I was in your sister company in the academy, no words can describe what the loss of you and the other 22 officers from "the job" had on us all. I think about you and the other 22 MOS every year. rest in peace bro.

PO Robert Miller #22771 NYPD

PO Robert Miller NYPD PSA-1
former NYPD current Peoria AZ PO

October 21, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Officer Glen Pettit and his fellow officers with the New York City Police Department and most especially to Glen:

Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. On this the fifth anniversary month 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 Glen 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 28, 2006

a hero lives forever.....

September 12, 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

July 17, 2006

You were highlighted on the website today. You are
not forgotten and time has not diminished your
sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 28, 2006

REST IN PEACE BROTHR AND KNOW YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID ON THIS TRADGIC DAY

ROBERT THORNTON
EX-POLICE OFFICER AT GROUNG ZERO

September 11, 2005

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 did not know officer glenn pettit
but i wanted to say thank you for your bravery
to me you are a true hero

god bless your family and friends

disaptcher
polk county sheriff's office, florida

December 27, 2003

Think about the love inside the strength of heart
Think about the heroes saving life in the dark
Climbing higher through the fire, time was running out
Never knowing you weren't going to be coming down alive
But you still came back for me
You were strong and you believed

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Be strong. Believe.

Think about the chance I never had to say
Thank you for giving up your life that day
Never fearing, only hearing voices calling out
Let it all go, the life that you know, just to bring it down alive
And you still came back for me
You were strong and you believed

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Be strong. Believe.

Wanna hold my wife when I get home
Wanna tell the kids they'll never know how much I love to see them smile
Wanna make a change or two right now
Wanna live a life like you somehow
Wanna make your sacrifice worthwhile

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Be strong. Believe.

Think about the love inside the strength of heart
Think about the heroes saving life in the dark
Think about the chance I never had to say
Thank you for giving up your life that day

Yellowcard
Believe

September 27, 2003

I met you through a NYPD baseball cap with "IN MEMORY OF OFFICER PETTIT" on the back. From then on you were my Hero. I wanted to learn more about you & your family.
December 2002 we visited NYC for the first time. On our last day we went to Macys to shop and stopped there at Mac Donalds for a snack. We were discussing how to get to Ground Zero when a lady next to us volunteered the information. She was a police woman doing Christmas shopping to. I told her I wanted to find your name there to pay my thanks and respects for your sacrifice. I showed her my cap with your name and she was surprised because she had never seen one before. Then she tells me all about you! She knew you very well and was there in your area when the building fell. She told me the hardest thing was seeing people jumping, and knowing so many would be killed that day. She was still having nightmares. I was so grateful to her for the information. At Ground Zero we found your name and placed flowers. We could feel Gods presence there and knew you were safely in his care. A choir from Perdue University was there that day and sang Hymns and we all prayed. It was so moving. That day I really felt a part of you was with me.
Now three months later while reading a book we meet again. Sean Cowley Capt. NYPD and Edward Aswad special assistant to Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik NYPD give accounts of your duties and where you were on that dreadful day. I can hear you saying "I'm going to get a little closer, I'll be careful" just before the building collapsed. You were so brave.
I just want to tell your family that you and all the other brave Heros will be in our hearts forever and that we will never forget your bravery and sacrifice. I'ts a funny thing, our paths crossing even though I never knew you but you are my brother now and G0D BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

SHEELA MACUMBER
CHESAPEAKE, VA

Sheela Macumber

I was one of the 340 officers who attended the 911 memorial in manhattan NY 2002.
I like the rest of my fellow officers paid tribute to every officer who lost their lives at the world trade center 9 11 2001.

whilst at the NYPD museum in manhattan i was touched by the bravery of the officers of that fateful day in 2001.
God Bless you all .

Many regards to their families and colleagues ,
on behalf of the U.k. police officers..

In respect of all who perished ,a Ground Zero flag which was given to Sc 7061 Boyce at the 911 memorial 2002 .
Has now been donated and is now situated at the
SOUTH WALES POLICE FORCE H.Q.
in Bridgend , South Wales .u.k.


Sc 7061 Dave Boyce ,
South Wales Police force ,
u.k.

sc 7061 boyce
south wales police , uk

I was one of the 340 officers who attended the 911 memorial in manhattan NY 2002.
I like the rest of my fellow officers paid tribute to every officer who lost their lives at the world trade center 9 11 2001.

whilst at the NYPD museum in manhattan i was touched by the bravery of the officers of that fateful day in 2001.
God Bless you all .

Many regards to their families and colleagues ,
on behalf of the U.k. police officers..

In respect of all who perished ,a Ground Zero flag which was given to Sc 7061 Boyce at the 911 memorial 2002 .
Has now been donated and is now situated at the
SOUTH WALES POLICE FORCE H.Q.
in Bridgend , South Wales .u.k.


Sc 7061 Dave Boyce ,
South Wales Police force ,
u.k.

I did not know this officer or the others who lost their lives on September 11th. They are TRUE AMERICAN HERO'S. GOD bless the NYPD and all of the families associated with them.

" THE WICKED FLEE WHEN NO MAN PURSUETH BUT THE RIGHTEOUS ARE BOLD AS A LION" - Proverbs 28:1

Recruit Don Reichhardt
60th Crater Criminal Justice Academy
Prince George, Va.

Officer Don Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

It was late one Tuesday evening,
Before a mother could sit down,
To tell her only child about
The terror that hit downtown.

She looked into the eyes of her son
God, she loved him so,
She felt her heart begin to break
And the hurt begin to show.

She gathered all her strength and courage,
as her story she began to tell.
"Baby don't cry, but I'm afraid daddy
Might be under a building that fell."

The boy looked back at his mother,
His eyes made not one blink.
And the mother's tears began to fall.
What would her baby think?

You see, his dad is a Policeman,
And his hero from the day of his birth.
He loved his dad more than anything else
That could ever inherit this earth.

The mother's head began to drop,
Her forehead resting on palm.
She thought her son would be upset.
Instead, he was very calm.

The boy leaned over towards his mom,
And put his hand upon her head.
In her ear he began to whisper,
And this is what he said:

"Mommy please don't cry,
I knew daddy wasn't coming home.
I talked to him just a while ago,
But it wasn't on the phone.

He told me that he loved me,
And he promised we'd meet again.
He told of his new home,
And the job he was to begin."

"God is building an army,
And there are many angels needed.
That, is where daddy and the others went.
They weren't all defeated."

It was then, the mother lifted her head.
The tears streamed down her face.
And she could feel her husband's presence,
As it filled her heart with grace.

It was then she knew her son was right.
He was in God's great army now.
She also knew her son was safe,
That he'd be kept from harm somehow.

So, evildoers of the world beware.
An army is on the way.
Bolstered by new angels,
Who left the towers that day..

Their commander has never been beaten.
His power has never been matched,
And if evil thinks He was almighty before......
Well, the surface has just been scratched!

9-11-02 - 1 year anniversary
We will NEVER forget!
GOD BLESS!

Anonymous


Anonymous

My condolences to the family friends of Officer Glen Pettit. I know the pain that his loss caused to alot of people, since i am in the volunteer fire department that he was involved with. What does one say to a man who has made the ultimate sacrafice? I could say im sorry... but what am i sorry for? im sorry that life sucks? im sorry that you died? im sorry that i didnt get a chance to know you? I dont even know how to show the amount of respect i hold for you. How about this... I am sorry that you are not here to see the appriciation of the many people you saved. God bless you and your family, We know that you are in a wonderful place.

SR Cody J. Noren, USN
West Sayville Fire Dept.

Why?

Sgt. S. Brock, ret.
Boaz, Al PD

Your death will be avenged and your heroism, bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten!

My Prayers are with all the friends and family of all the officers who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
I lost my brother tragically, Det. David Taylor, Greensboro PD, On August 7, 2001. I was in NY for my fiancee's Mother's funeral the first of Sept. I was stranded there for 3 weeks due to this atrocity. As I watched the events on TV, I cried for all those who lost their lives. But was especially emotional about the Police Officers and the Firefighters and their families, as I had just recently suffered a tragic loss myself. As I walked through the streets in the days following the attack, I cried with pride as I saw the officers on duty on all the corners in the city. I knew how hard it was for them, knowing they had lost their friends. On the Sat. following the attack I was at St. Patrick's for mass. The last 2 people to go up and take communion were 2 NYPD officers, again I cried. I hope all of you are getting the support that my family and I got when we needed it, from the Deparment. I know the comforting words and even the funny stories the officers tell us about my brother helps. I know that our loved ones who are gone from here, had a higher calling and are happy and at peace in Heaven. Hopefully we can all feel that same peace one day! God bless All of you! And God bless America!
Tracy Taylor
Thomasville, NC
Sister of Greensboro Det.David L Taylor
EOW 8/7/01

TRACY TAYLOR

To the family and friends of Officer Pettit,
We want to encourge you today. We want to say Thank you for the gift you gave, most families will never understand what it means to love an officer. Glenn was a hero and so are you. You will find strengths you never knew you had throughout this time of sorrow. Know that other survivors will keep you in our prayers and that Glenn will not be forgotten.

Colby & Angela Matteson
Brother of fallen Officer Brad Matteson FWPD eow 10/5/2001

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