Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Sir,
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

Pat
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
N.Y.P.D.

June 16, 2012

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

Tom Bruzdoski, ETC
USCG(Ret)

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.

Miranda

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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

September 11, 2009

Paul

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

PATRICK DONOHUE
NYPD

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
NYPD

September 8, 2009

R.I.P

Sergeant
NYPD

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.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, FOR HELPIPNG PROTECT OUR COUNTRY!!!!

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

March 6, 2009

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

January 12, 2009

Vince, it has been seven years. I just wanted to know that you and your buddies were on my mind as I went through my day. Thank you for your sacrifice and know that we are all thankful for the things that you did that day.

Semper Paratus!

Anonymous

September 11, 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

When I got to ESU in 1999 Vinny was my training officer and when his partner transferred out to ESU K-9 I became stesdy partners w/ Vinny. He was one of the most knowledgeable members of ESU in tactical and rescue situations as well as an NYPD sniper team member veteran of the USMC and a member of the Coast Guard reserve. Vinny was supposed to be working a 4x12 on 9/11 but switched onto a day tour to attend operating enginering school at night for the betterment of his family life and as a further asset to ESU. Please take time to visit Vinny and other members of the NYPD as well as all the members resting on the wall. Thank You Ray Flood NYPD ESU

Detective Raymond V Flood
NYPD ESU

May 2, 2008

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