Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant John Gerard Coughlin

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Sergeant John Gerard Coughlin

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. At your tenure you could have opted for safer assignments, but you chose ESU. It says a lot about who you were. Like the rest, your courage that day is an inspiration.

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

September 11, 2023

Upon reporting for duty I found out what was happening and prepared for the worst.

Patrolman Darwin Woodruff (Retired)
West Valley Police Department, Utah

September 12, 2021

I climbed for Sergeant Coughlin today at The Tall City Memorial Stair Climb in Midland, Texas.
We'll never forget.

Officer John Kerrigan
Midland Police Department, Texas

September 11, 2021

Sgt. Coughlin,
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 USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

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

Thinking of you today John. Nothing new, I think of you everyday. I always looked up to you and I do now more than ever. I will continue to pray for you, please watch over us. God Bless you Sergeant John Coughlin.

Sergeant Brian P. Wall,
NYPD-ESU (Retired)

January 6, 2019

Always in our prayers! So proud to call you family and know what a true hero you were. God bless you and your family always!

maryellen Magee-Brown

September 12, 2016

John, 14 years have passed now and the pain has not gone away. We all miss you and are so proud of you. As you know you are always on my mind and in my prayers. God Bless you Sarg, please watch over us.

Sergeant Brian P. Wall
NYPD-ESU (retired)

September 12, 2015

Hi Sgt. Coughlin. I am so very proud of you and will always respect your sacrifice. I am assigned to a Mounted Police Unit and my horse is named "Coughlin," in honor of you. He is a darn good police horse. Bold. Brave. You would love him haha God bless you. We will see you again someday. RIP. You are not, and never will be, forgotten.

RCSO (former NYPD)

April 30, 2013

You as always are remembered

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 5, 2012

This is September 11, 2011. Ten years ago on this date, our country was attacked. This reflection is for every law enforcement officer, firefighter, paramedic, and civilian that were killed on that horrific day in 2001. You are all true heros, each and every one of you. I will never forget any of you that gave your life trying to save another.. and neither will this country. You fought the good fight brother.. now may you rest in peace! and god bless everyone who lost someone that day!

Deputy Thomas Thompson
Harrison County Sheriff's Office Ohio

September 11, 2011

i have worn my bracelet just shy of 10 years now, and it is in good company with my mia bracelet. I stop on many occasions and reflect on the loss to family and frends the abcense of these good men means in this world of time. i know there can be no words to comfort you save from God who has His hand over all those who loved and lost, but you are still here and you are loved. I am still grieved by times like this, when you have to revisit the pain. Be strong, you are not alone.

t m wachowiak ga citizen

September 10, 2011

RIP Boss

PO R Cuddeback (Ret)

September 6, 2011

Today is May 15, 2011. This past week I was visiting NYC and purchased a wrist band with Sgt John Coughlin's I wanted to find out more about him. I am honored to wear this bracelet, and honor him and his family and friends daily....the ultimate sacrafice. And when I found out he was a was my father...WWII (who just passed in 2010). Can't help but imagine it was meant to happen that I came across his name, and the military tie to my father. THANK YOU for your honor and courage!! And THANK YOU to his family.......I love you all. God bless......Semper Fi!!

Margit Konipol
U.S. Citizen - TX

May 15, 2011

Rest In Peace Sgt. Coughlin. Thank you for your ultimate service! God's Speed.

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

March 7, 2011

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

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

God bless Sarge, rest in peace.

Deputy Sheriff and Volunteer Firefighter
Southwest Florida

July 10, 2009


We were having the greatest time of our lives until that September day. Pound for pound, yes, you are the strongest. Big man with a big heart. I am proud and lucky to be your friend. I think of you everyday and miss you so much.
Rest in peace.

Sgt. Brian Wall, Retired

May 18, 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 6, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Sergeant Coughlin and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 12, 2009



November 25, 2008

Rest in peace brother, sorry I didn't stop by on 9/11
You will never be forgotten

Sergeant Chris DiToro

September 18, 2008

R.I.P. Brother, we still remember and appreciate your sacrifice. God be with your family.

Officer Wil
Modesto CA PD

September 11, 2008

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