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Detective Joseph Vincent Vigiano

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Detective Joseph Vincent Vigiano

Watch over us Brother!

Ret. Sgt. Michael Frederick
St Louis Metropolitan Police Department

September 12, 2021

In Honor And Respect, Your Service And Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgotten... And To Your Brother, NYC Firefighter, In Honor And Respect, Your Service And Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgotten...

Gail Mercado

September 11, 2021

Det. Vigiano,
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.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021

Thanks for your sacrifice on this 9/11 anniversary day. You sound like an outstanding police officer who never shunned danger or the opportunity to help others. As one former special tactics team guy to another--thanks so much for what your did that day and what you accomplished in your storied career. You rushed into the caldron while others were evacuating--something you obviously never hesitated to do. I've been to the 9/11 memorial and I (we) shall never forget your sacrifice that day.

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

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.

Kathleen Vigiano, God Bless you and your entire family.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 11, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump saluted fallen NYPD Detective Joseph Vigiano and his brother, John, on Wednesday during a ceremony on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Joseph Vigiano's children, James Vigiano, John Vigiano and Joseph Vigiano Jr., were in the audience at the Pentagon to hear Trump's remarks. Rough Cut

Retired Police Officer Kathleen Vigiano
NYPD Joe’s Wife

September 29, 2019

Thanks to Officer Kathy Vigiano for posting the link to the video Twin Towers. I had posted a reflection for Joseph years ago and the last couple of weeks I have been trying to double check if I had listed a reflection for all our 9/11 heroes and spotted your share of the link. How very proud you and all your family must be of Joseph and John. Thank you also for your service as a law enforcement officer. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 22, 2018

Just wanted to share.
This was a show Joe was working on. it was originally supposed to be a new TV show about ESU. It was recut into this award winning documentary.

Police Officer Kathy Vigiano

November 4, 2017

Det. Joseph Vigiano my name is Sheri Ruminer I live in California and I have the great honor this coming Saturday in Sand Diego 9/9/2017 to climb in your name. This will be my second yr doing this for a fallen hero such as yourself. I'm humbled and honored to do so in your name. May you rest in peace and keep a watchful eye on your family and friends. God Bless You for being you.

Sheri Ruminer
San Diego Stair Climb 2017

September 6, 2017

R.I.P ,Joe .you are a True HEROE!

ret P.O.Mortimer Keane NYPD/Bolton police dept

p.o. mortimer keane
bolton police dept

October 28, 2016

Dear Joe:

It's 10 years since I wrote to you, and 15 years since that horrible day. Though many things have changed, one thing remains constant:

You are a hero, now and forever. People hear the phrase, "Protect and serve", and they treat it as a cliché. But to those of in the Blue Brotherhood, it's a code we live by.

Every family that lost someone that day because of those murdering cowards, will forever be hurting. Your family lost two, and I can't imagine the pain. But I can imagine the pride that they have, knowing you are a hero. Many people lived that day because of you and other law enforcement officers.

Your sacrifice, Joe, has set the bar high for others to emulate. Though our Thin Blue Line is a bit thinner, it has held.

Today, we have sports personalities that refuse to stand for the National Anthem, and wear socks with a pigs face wearing a police officer's hat. Their dislike of the police confirms they have NO IDEA WHAT SACRIFICE REALLY MEANS. But because of your sacrifice, their right to exhibit their immature is protected.

Rest in peace, Joe, you did your job well, my brother. And you made all proud of you.

May Almighty God bless you and your family.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Po;lice, Fl.

September 11, 2016

Very sorry for your family's loss Joe. You and your brother John both gave your lives so that others could live. No words of mine could ever describe the amount of heroism that you showed that day. RIP and thank you

John Haseltine - Civilian

March 26, 2016

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

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

I never met you. I came across a video about you and your brother. It was a cartoon charter type, so I came here because I wanted to see your face. Based on all the comments you were a awesome cop and great person. I am sure you are loved and remembered by all that new you. You and your brother are also loved and remembered by strangers. You will never be forgotten rest easy!!

Patrolmen L P

September 11, 2015

75 Steady late tours, and long hours at BCB is where I had the privilege of walking for a moment in time with Mike Curtin and Joe Vigiano. Often, the name "Sons of Thunder" will come to mind when thinking of them.

There was just something about these two. Joe; Quick, Bold, Fearless. Fearless. Yet seeming to carry within a deep, poignant sense of compassion. Perhaps it's what fueled him. Mike; A Rock. Solid, Restrained, Intelligent. A Powerhouse. Yet possessed of an almost unbearable grace.

If someone were to tell me that they were only ever on loan to us from the heavens, I would believe them. If someone were to say this is an example of what God's Angels look like when living as mortal men, I would believe them. No, not the harp playing kind. The warrior kind. God's policemen.

It seems so right that they were together in life. So, I suppose it shouldn't be surprising that they were taken together at the end of their time here. But it still hurts.

Mike, Joe; It was an honor to have known you, and impossible to forget you. I trust you are safe home, and Semper Fi.

Police Officer
Retired NYPD

February 27, 2015

Joey your are so miss it was a on Honor to have know you and to be your friend rest in peace my brother and thank-you for your service in keeping this city safe you gave the Ultimate sacrifice

Frank Rampino

December 20, 2014

Today, I had the honor of reading Detective Joseph V. Vigiano's name during the 9/11 memorial on the top deck of "USS Midway Aircraft Carrier" in San Diego. Thank you for all of your selfless service to us. You will never be forgotten! September 11, 2014

Konrad Sheehan

September 12, 2014

I don't know if his family reads this but I just had to get this out there. My husband and I participated in a 9-11 Memorial motorcycle run in Knoxville Tn on Sunday. They did an awesome job in acknowledging the Police officers,FF,Port Authority,all that perished. The most touching was that when you signed in and paid your registration fee ( that all went to the families) they had a ID card with photo and who they worked for and you wore them as you rode they were all with us as Angels that got us safely to our destination.

My Angel was Det Joseph Viigiano NYCPD

My husbands was Chief James Romito Port Authority

We will now keep these photo cards and be apart of our family and be in our hearts they will forever be with us
I would love for their families to know this

Thanks Knox county for such a thoughtful idea

I was a Police/FF dispatcher for 27 years. I was married to an officer and now to a federal agent so I'm aware of bonds we create. Thank you to all

September 11, 2013

You as always are remembered today


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 6, 2012

I worked with Joe in the 075 pct and he always put a smile on my face and made me laugh. He was an inspiration, a great friend and a cop's cop. We always had plenty of laughs at work or on the roller-hockey field playing for the 075 NYPD Commissioner's League. We were the bigger guys on the team that had some trouble stopping on those skates "look-out and get out of the way!!" were not uncommon warnings. I wish I had a picture with him; I miss those days. RIP brother, you will not be forgotten!

PO Joe Riotto
075 pct NYPD

September 11, 2011

Hey Joe, I can't believe its been 10 years that you have been gone. So often it feels like yesterday. Kathy is doing a great job raising the boys and keeps us all updated with pictures. Miss ya Vig...your sarcasm and that sneaky "guess what I just did" smile. Love ya Brother.

Rob Harvey
75 Alumni

September 9, 2011

Det. Vigiano, I wish to thank you and your brother John, you two have made NY a better place. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

February 25, 2011



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