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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

"Last Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
The Policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a Saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
but if you don't...I'll understand
There was silence all around the throne
Where the Saints had often trod
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

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anonymous

i picked one name and you were it.why you? i dont know. maybe because we had an officer with the same name on my dept.. damn,,what does a mere mortal cop say to a hero?i am at a loss for words over this act of war..once again,,we are the front line defense of our country..may God bless you,and your family,,,and all the other brothers and sisters in our profession.

Anonymous

As I watched the towers come down on September 11th from my home, I knew that many of my brother New York City Police officers had lost their lives. I knew many of them were in the buildings. I knew this because I knew something that the public found out of the 11th, and that is the Men and Woman of the NYPD are heroes, nothing less. Everyday they put their lives on the line to protect the people of New York City.
No member of the NYPD could sit back while people needed help, so these brave 23 NYPD officers along with their 47 brother officers from the PAPD, FBI, Court Administration, Secret Service teamed up with the brave men of the FDNY and in saving over 25,000 of there fellow New Yorkers gave their own lives.
These men and Women are truly heroes and not a day goes by now when I don’t think of them as I patrol the streets of New York City.
These men and women make me proud to be a Police Officer.
Their actions exemplify everything that is good about being a Police Officer.

God Bless them their families and god bless the NYPD.

A Brother NYPD Officer


NYPD

Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9




Anonymous

May God Bless you and all the others brothers and sisters in blue that died on 9/11/01

Terry Miyares
widow
Officer Emilio Miyares
Hialeah Police Dept. Fl;
1959-1986

Terry Miyares, officer's widow
Hialeah Police Dept.

God I don't know what to say. I intend to post this message for each and everyone of you heroes so Officer, Detective, Agent, Whatever,... I think you. You swore to serve and to protect. Well your days of protecting us are over. But you will forever be in service. Your eternal service... the inspiration you and your fellow bothers and sisters have re-enforced in my heart, will live so long as I do. Though I will not always carry your name in the front of my mind, not in my duties as a soldier or as the police officer I plan to become when I get home, I will still always carry with me the knowledge of your sacrifice... of your heroism, of your selflessness... I will carry a samll piece of you everywhere I go. Be it with an M-16 in my hands in a strange land, or a badge on my chest in my own back yard... long after the flags come down and the nation carries on... until the day I die... you will continue to serve... as my inspiration. God bless you. God bless your family. God bless your agency. God bless FDNY. God bless all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guardsmen, and marines. God bless New York City. GOD BLESS AMERICA. Thank you my brothers and sisters. I love you.

Volunteer / Pvt. R. Butler
Knoxville Police Dept / 278th ACR

Where do I even begin?

There is no ending point and no beginning point to a story like this. All I can say is thank you. As I worried whether our Senators were alive, you plunged into the fiery battle hoping to save some lives. Apparently you were never able to make it back out, but I know your being there bettered the horrid situation. God Bless You.

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