Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John D'Allara

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer John D'Allara

To the family and friends of John D’Allaria:
For twenty years I gave proudly worn a NYPD hat with your name on it to honor the sacrifices you made on 9/1//01. For years I have appreciated and understood the value of a strong police and emergency responder presence, and want you all to know that the vast majority of people appreciate what you do and repudiate the current trend to defund police and other nonsense that falsely misrepresents the function of police. A strong
Police presence is necessary for society to function and heroes that pay the ultimate price to do their duty must be respected and praised for their service. John and I were the same age. He gave his life so that others may live. He is a hero and we remember him.

Ernest Gates Jr Esquire
Virginia lawyer

September 12, 2021


Today I ran in the Tunnel to Towers 5k in Buffalo, NY on the 20th anniversary of your death. Every runner gets a fallen first responder to attach to their clothing and run in their honor. I chose you. I was 10 years old on 9/11 and will never forget. I am also in law enforcement. Thank you for your service and I am thinking of your family today. Thank you for running with me.

Deputy Erin Johnstone

September 11, 2021

Officer D’Allara,
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

Dear Officer D’Allara,

Although I never met you, I remember your accomplishments fondly. I graduated Park West High School (where you taught before becoming an officer) the summer right after 9/11. I was awarded the John D’Allara HERO Award during commencement. During graduation I recall all the ways you helped people: a son, husband, father, teacher, officer, and can’t help but think about all the lives you’ve impacted even after you’ve moved to heaven. This year is a bit different but I would watch the news and await to hear you name being recited during the memorial. Wishing you and your loved ones peace.

Jeremy A. Garcia

September 11, 2020

God Bless you John. Fidelis ad Mortem.

Frank F
NYPD Detective-Retired

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

Dear John,

I became aware of your story through your brother Dan. We met because my students designed and raised funds to build a 9-11 Memorial at their school campus in Griswold, CT. Dan spoke at the dedication last September. His presence and powerful words left me with the feeling that your presence is part of our Memorial.

You and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

May you rest in peace.

Russell Salvador
Friend of your brother Dan

April 11, 2020

Hi John,
I never met you personally but I have met you by meeting your Great twin Brother Dan a few years ago. Your Brother is a strong , kind, thoughtful person to All.
An incredible sense of humor, and a tremendous heart. Meeting him and learning of you has helped me in many ways.
God Bless you and your parents. Your Brother has continued the fight to make sure you and Our Brothers and Sisters are Not Forgotten and that Justice will be served.

Fidelis ad Mortem

Frank F
NYPD Detective-Retired

March 28, 2020

I probably met you a few times as a child but I feel like I know you. My father worked with you in truck 2. Your death affected him deeply. He is a man of very few words but he kept a picture of you in his workspace up until the day he retired. This showed me the importance of you in his life, and his grief when you were taken away. I pray you have found peace and that your family feels your guidance everyday.

Daughter of coworker

October 28, 2018

John, it has been 17 years but my heart still aches. We were patrol partners a lot when we were in the Bronx Task Force in 1987. I will never forget the time we were fighting with that escaped prisoner in the 44 Pct. We caught him on the rooftop in the snow and he was fighting with us and trying to push us to the edge. You were my hero then and will always be a hero. RIP PARTNER.

Deputy Tony Serralles
Broward County Sheriff’s Office & NYPD

September 11, 2018

A true hero. You are not forgotten.

Than you for your service.

Gayle Masingale
Mother of 2 in blue.

Gayle Masingale

September 11, 2016

You are a true hero my in eternal peace, and may you watch over family and your brothers and sisters in blue, who will one day be with you.

lieutenant (Ret.) Ray Flores

September 11, 2016

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

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

I'm really sorry for the loss. Incredible and heroic story.

some guy
9/11 person

September 9, 2015

To John & his family: When I heard that Steve Bonano dies last week I was as sad as I was when I heard you were in the buildings when they went down. I can remember all of us on patrol in the 046 and the memories are great but my heart hurts soo much. God bless you all and I pray for you every day.

Det. Domenick Gerardi
046 Pct. 9th Sqd. Sector C/D

January 19, 2015

John may God Bless you and your family.....I will never forget your support in the academy....especially during the's been 13 yrs. I have never forgotten and never will.

Rest in Peace my friend.

A brother officer ....ret

September 11, 2014

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


I am proud and inspired by the way you lived and served.

It was one year ago, on September 11, 2010 that I finished the last step in gaining my credentials as a search and rescue dog handler along with my canine partner, Sukhoi. I carried thoughts of the sacrifices made by you and all of the other responders that day.

When the search and rescue training gets tough, I think of what the work must have been like for all who responded to help others in need on that day in 2011. Thinking of the courage in the face of fear that was required to respond that day motivates me to train to the highest level in case my skills are ever required for a similar mission.

John, you have inspired many who knew you and even many you have not met. Thank you for giving of yourself. Thank you for being an inspiration to others. May God bless you always.

Mara Booth-Miller
Extended family member

September 11, 2011

John, you were a true Gent and a man who was passionate about your work. It was a pleasure to meet you at ESS-2 back in 97.

Rest In Peace John

Police Constable Jamie Hewison
Metropolitan Police,London UK

September 11, 2011

John, from the time we met in school on the physical fitness team, to the years later when we would see each other at mid city gym, there was never a doubt you were destined for greatness. Always thinking about others and always standing up for the underdog.
RTP my friend, see you on the other side.

David Abramson
High School Friend

September 9, 2011

Dear John and family

I've been thinking alot about you this last year. It's been great to have re-established our relationship with Danny and the family. God Bless you and the other brave individuals that day.

I will be doing a triathlon in your name for the 10 th anniversary of 9/11. Your memory helped get thru the training.

Say hello to my dad and mom in heaven (Uncle Al and Dorothy).

Bless you

Michael Toscani

Michael Toscani
FAmily and friend

September 5, 2011

I am a 47 year old women in Sacramento, California. I am an identical twin. I sent away for a silver bracelet and wanted to remember a "twin" who was unfortunately lost on
9-11. When my bracelet came to me in the mail it read
"P.O. John D'Allara - NYPD ESS-2". I can not even imagine what all of the loved ones and families are feeling and going through today and every 9-11. My heart and prayers are always with the D'Allara family and John's twin brother. I could never imagine losing my twin sister. I am so so sorry. God Bless - Roberta from Sacramento California.


September 11, 2010

John, I stumbled into this ODMP web page on the first anniversary of mom's passing.

You take care of things up there with mom and I'll take care of things down here with dad.

see you soon,


Dan D'Allara
Twin Brother

November 6, 2009

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


September 11, 2009

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