Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Patrick Leahy

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer James Patrick Leahy

Officer Leahy,
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. 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 can’t believe it has been 20 years. You and your brothers who died on 9/11 will never be forgotten and will forever be our heros. Rest in peace

Julie Darby
Cousin

September 11, 2021

Rest in Peace James

Detective Pete Gonzalez

September 14, 2020

The last day that I saw Officer Leahy was the last I day I wouldn't have ever imagined I that would see him. It was the Friday before 911 and I was a lunatic about penal charges. I would look over the summonses (PAA) and start yelling thru the Precinct for the Officer. This day it was Patrick's turn. I looked at the now Omni Form and yelled, "Where's Leahy.!! He didnt get his charges right." One of the Officers said, "There he is running. He knows your about to tell him off". I look and he was out.!! All I saw were the soles of his shoes running out of the Precinct doors. I said, "I'll get him on Tuesday". My RDO's were Sunday and Monday. And that's all I remember. A horrible dream that I want to wake from but it's not. Every year I look for his name to be called but then again I don't. I wish that everyone who perished were here so we could all point out the gray strands in their beards or their hair to say, "Ooo you're getting old (er) . Then I found out that it was Patrick and Claude from the Bomb Squad. Depression, confusion, helplessness, hopelessness filled the Precinct. Then the call came. Pure darkness and sadness filled the Precinct. The Upper Staff and Officers put on their Uniforms to get Patrick and bring him home. Till this year I cry. I want to wish the Family God's greatest comfort and that Patrick's smile was of pure radiance. God Bless You. Be well and Be safe.

Former PAA
Former PAA - 6th Precinct

September 11, 2020

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 Jimmy, your bravery and courage will never, ever be forgotten! ❤️

Julie Darby
Cousin

September 10, 2020

RIP Officer Leahy. You served NYC with honor and distinction. You went above and beyond.

SFC William Farrrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

September 5, 2020

Thinking of you and your family, you would be so proud of the men your boys have become! Rest in Peace.

Julie Darby
Cousin

September 11, 2019

For reasons that may be obvious, I cannot pass this Officer when I come across him. It was purely random today as honestly, I was thinking it was still the 10th when I logged onto the computer.

Brother, NONE of you who were murdered that day are truly forgotten. We may forget individuals, there were so damned many, but we remember you all in spirit. Of course, again for what may be obvious reasons, I never forget you, Officer Leahy.

Seventeen years have now passed. Seventeen years of which I hope and pray you're at peace. God Bless you and all who have left behind and will be left behind as the we continue to lose brave Officers (and all who will pass in the future) to the fallout from the acts of those meaningless scum.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 11, 2018

It is unreal that it has been 17 years since the world was changed forever. I think of you often throughout the year, but especially as this day approaches. I know how much your family loves and misses you, but you are forever in their hearts. Thank you for being that angel who looks out for all of us. Rest in peace cousin.

Julie Darby
Cousin

September 11, 2018

I worked with Jimmy, it's as simple as he was a good guy. He showed the true courage of the NYPD on 9/11 when he went into the WTC as everyone was running out for their lives. I think of him every police memorial day, and leave a reminder of him at the police memorial wall every year.

P.O. Jon Goldin
Takoma Park Police (MD) former NYPD

May 14, 2018

Brother, we share a name and a profession. Other than that, we have nothing in common. However, you ARE and ALWAYS WILL BE my BROTHER.

Today is the 16th anniversary of that terrible day. It's not a milestone in the strictest sense, but ever single day, within ever single year IS in of itself, a milestone.

We all know that 9-11 will become and IS becoming the same as Pearl Harbor Day, in that the younger generations do not have the same tie to it, not the same emotional feelings, not the same outrage. However, so long as those of us who were cognizant of what happened, were fully aware of what we were watching or, as in YOUR case, experiencing, we must hammer home just how significant that date is. History must ALWAYS be the present.

God Bless you, Brother and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice that day, be they Law Enforcement, Fire, Protective service, or ordinary citizen. NEVER FORGET! and always strive for what is RIGHT!

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 11, 2017

It was my honor today to participate in the 9/11 Silent Walk in Charleston SC. We were provided lanyards to wear with a photo of a fallen police officer or fireman that perished that day. The lanyard I wore was to honor James Leahy. May he rest in peace. May we always remember that day and never forget those that lost their lives to protect others.

Linda Boomhower

September 11, 2016

It is hard to believe 15 years have passed. In that time your family has grown, your children thrive and they, along with friends and fellow officers, continue to honor you and celebrate your life. Rest in peace!

Julie Darby
cousin

September 10, 2016

I met the James Leahy and the Leahy Family months after his father Arthur Leahy was killed in the line of duty. I was just a nineteen year old punk from Denver, Colorado who thought that growing up in the streets of Denver, San Francisco, Oakland, in the 70's was rough. When I first got invited to work as a Bible Printer for the Watchtower in 1976, I was assigned to this Congregation in Staten Island. This is where I met the most remarkable and outgoing, caring people. Being young myself and dealing with all of the new civil rights movements and groups, I was learning to get along with mobsters, gangs, black panthers, guardian angels, I had to travel 2 hours each way to Staten Island, three times a week, usually by myself. Thanks to Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Manhattan for putting us up a few years. My heart has always been in Staten Island though, because of its people there. James Leahy was my friend for two years until the Watchtower
assigned me to Brooklyn. I have always kept those special memories of my short time in New York, when I was very young and knowing the Leahy family. I met other families there too, but if you were cut from the Leahy Cloth, you aren't just New York's finest, but my heros too. I have lived in many cities in this country. There is no better character and integrity than in each and every one of you New York City Police. Those of us that grew up there or were just passing through, we will not let you be forgotten, nor your families

Robert Jaramillo Jr.
Distant Friend

April 26, 2016

My brother Jeff and I are coming from California in two weeks to run in your honor at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum 5K. You will never be forgotten, you are an inspiration! Rest in Peace Cousin!

Julie Darby

April 10, 2016

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

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

I think of Jimmy every year at this time. We weren't friends, but we were coworkers. Can't say a bad thing about him. I think of his family too, for they lost the most that day.

Police Officer Takoma Park, MD
Former Coworker

September 15, 2015

Jimmy,
You were a great man and great cop. The world was truly a better place with you in it. Rest easy my friend, rest easy.

NYPD (ret)
NYPD- Coworker

July 3, 2015

This year my 7 year old son, is honoring Mr. James Leahy, for his Halloween hero. He is researching the life of Mr. Leahy and he will dress as a police officer, as Mr. Leahy and give a speech on his life and his braveness for helping save the lives of so many. We salute you Mr. James Leahy. We send our love and continues prayers to your family. You are not forgotten.

Tanya Curry

October 7, 2014

thank you so much also for being brave!

kerry
My hero

September 8, 2014

Jimmy,

Once again it is my privilege to be joining your family in NY this year to honor your memory. I hope you are at peace and know that you are forever loved and remembered. I know you watch over all your family and are proud of how they have grown.

Rest in peace Cousin

Julie Darby
Cousin

September 11, 2013

I grew up with James Leahy in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island. Some of my best memories was growing up with James on Van Pelt Ave. We built forts, bikes, pigeon coops, explored all the woods in our area, forge many friendships and dated girls. As we grew up we grew apart but some of my best experiences as a child and adolescent were with James. Unfortunately we can't remember our past together or share it with our families but I hope one day I could share our memories with his family.

John McDowell, TSgt. 157 Pease ANG ARW

April 10, 2013

I remember Jim as Steeler 88 on the web. That is where I met him...Had wonderful chats and and exchanged pics of my family and his

Cathy Boehme
Web Friend

April 3, 2013

James and I grew up together on Van Pelt Ave. We knew each other sine 5th grade at PS 44 and graduated from Port Richmond HS. We took different paths in life but I'll never forget the memories we created together. We enjoyed reading comics, playing football, riding bikes, playing games and looking for adventure in Mariners Harbor. James was a dare devil on his bike jumping garbage cans with a ramp. We got that idea from watching Happy Days and coping the Fonz. We watched monster movies together during Monster Week and went to the Jerry Lewis Movie Theater to new movies. I have a life time of memories to share and I hope Jame's family reads them. Every now and then I'll share some jewels when I remember them.

TSGT. John McDowell
Air Force/Air National Guard/ Friend

January 30, 2013

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