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Police Officer Vincent G. Danz

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Vincent G. Danz

Officer Danz,
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 USCGR and USMCR. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021

A great guy to work with, and dependable E-Man. I have no doubt that his actions saved many that day.
Never Forget.

Sergeant Charles Girven
NYPD ESU Truck # 3

January 15, 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

Uncle it’s Cody I visited the city today and wanted to come see you. Pains me to have not gotten to meet you. You are the definition of bravery uncle and you died a hero protecting the city you love and helping the community of this great city so that they may be able to go home to their families that night. I wish I could just meet you one time and talk with you. I cry every year knowing that you and so many other brave men and women lost there lives on that fatal day you and so many others died hero’s though and will not be forgotten. I hope your beaming down on us with a bright light from gods kingdom. Hope we’re making you all proud. Love you Uncle your nephew Cody

Cody Danz

August 22, 2020

Like all emergency service personnel that day, you showed immense selflessness and bravery going to save others. I remember that day as if it was yesterday but from far afield in the safety of my home in the UK. I was a young student that day but saw so many benefits it what people like you did.
I now am a Police Officer in England and can say I do my bit. However, my bit will never come close to the sacrifice you made. The reason I posted this reflection to you is the simple reason that whilst visiting the 911 memorial I singled out your profile to play on the auditorium wall. I (a grown 36 year old man) cried seeing the picture of you and your family and quite honestly wished I could meet them. I do not know them and doubt I ever will. But I hope that they are living a good life beaming with pride every day thinking of the hero that their husband and dad was.
Sir, you showed the world and resemble the greatest in humanity.
Thank you!

PC Mark Paul
Bedfordshire Police, UK

January 19, 2020

Was just realizing the date and started looking back through clippings, especially the Jimmy Breslin column about the day they found Vincent.

Cousin Vin, you're on my mind this weekend.

Stephen Jensen

September 8, 2017

Rest in peace Vinny, I didn't even know until I saw the post on Facebook today. We had some great times on the Coast Guard Cutter LINE at Governors Island, NY

Master Chief Petty Officer Erwin Casto, USCG (Ret)

MCPO Erwin Casto
U.S Coast Guard

September 11, 2016

I have proudly worn Officer Danz's 911 Bracelet for 15 years. I never knew him but as a proud Army Veteran from Upstate NY, I wanted to show my support for him and his Family and the NYPD. I pray for his Family often and appreciate his service to our Country and the great State of NY.
May God bless Officer Danz's beloved a Family and fellow Officers.
Gone but never forgotten!

Sgt Sid Brown
Prior US Army Special Forces

July 18, 2016

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

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

My thoughts drift back to 1999 when the members of NYPD's ESU hung out with three of us from the Miami-Dade Police SRT. Two years later our hearts would be broken by the events of 9/11. However, our spirit would be strengthened by the heroic deeds of those men like yourself, whose actions saved the lives of so many. Semper Fi. We at Miami-Dade will never forget our Brothers in blue from NYC.

(Retired/SRT) Police Officer Greg Kral
Miami-Dade Police Department, FL

September 11, 2015

I am a retired Metro Nashville TN PD Detective. Days after 9/11 memorial bracelets were offered online and I purchased one. The only choice was police officer or fireman. I asked for a police officer and received Officer Danz's name. At the time, NYPD had bios of the officers and I read about his wife and 3 children, his work with Catholic youth and his military service. I wore that bracelet every day for 10 years and only retired it because the engraving was starting to fade. I will NEVER forget and I'd like his family to know that I think of them often and pray for them as I remembered this hero.

Deborah Hughes, detective retired
Metro Nashville TN PD

September 11, 2013

I'll never forget my friend Vinny...served with him in the USCG on Governors Island

T. Maulshagen

September 11, 2013

Fair winds and following seas my friend

Salvador Lestrad

December 21, 2012

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

Vinny .. I never know when you will cross my mind; it can happen when I walk past the memorial plaques in every one of precincts., districts or psa's of our city, or it can happen suddenly for no reason as remember any one of the the numerous incidents we shared in our RMP back in the early '90's. I never know if my eyes will mist up, or if smile will warm my heart for just having known you; usually, it's both.

There was that time we were on patrol in L.I.C., and a newly opened carwash on a back street was decorated with poles bearing the flags of many nations. When we noticed that of all the flags displayed, it was only our flag that was hung upside down, you made me slam on the brakes and back the car right up to the entrance.

We entered and found the manager, and you proceeded to give this much bigger gent a nose-to-nose lecture that had him turning white. Needles to say, the condition was quickly corrected, and a drive by of that car wash became a daily check on our beat.

I keep you and your family in my prayers.

Captain Wilfredo Camargo

June 16, 2012

Always Remembered, Never Forgotten. Rest in Peace my Friend. Tom
SHS Class of '81
USCG '82 - '06

Tom Bruzdoski, ETC

February 9, 2011

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 15, 2009

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless you and God bless America.


September 11, 2009

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

Officer Danz,
On today the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and all the other LEOs that died that day for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 11, 2009


Eight years since you made the ultimate sacrifice. Your heroic actions are not forgotten.


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



June 24, 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

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