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Police Officer Paul Talty

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Paul Talty

Officer Talty,
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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021

Prayers of Peace to Officer Paul Talty’s family on this 20th anniversary. I am participating in my department’s 9-11 memorial 5K…..Paul’s name happened to be on my bib. I will never forget

Catherine L Collins, Lieutenant, retired
Logansport Police Department (IN)

September 8, 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

After 9-11, my husband and I wore memory bracelets for a whole year. Paul Talty NYPD is on the bracelet I wore. I now wear it each year for the week of remembrance. Your family is my prayers and my thoughts as I reflect on this day once again. Thank you Paul for your heroic service. God bless your family!

Susan Clarke
Memory bracelet with your name

September 11, 2018

After 9-11, my husband and I wore memory bracelets for a whole year. Paul Talty NYPD is on the bracelet I wore. I now wear it each year for the week of remembrance. Your family is my prayers and my thoughts as I reflect on this day once again. Thank you Paul for your heroic service. God bless your family!

Susan Clarke
Memory bracelet with your name

September 11, 2018

Having travelled from London to spend a week in New York for my 40th birthday back in 2011, my friend and I went out for an evening meal and somehow got lost. As we walked the streets we came across a photo tied to a street light. The photo was of one of the many officers that died on 9/11/01.
It hit me rather hard, and I've never ever forgotten the name of that Officer:
Police Officer PAUL TALTY.
I have thought about you on every September 11th ever since and I am so greatly honoured to be able to tell my story even though I never knew you. I will always have you, your family and friends in my thoughts forever.

Erika Jayne
A visitor to New York 2011

September 11, 2018

Dear Paul

I was robbed of the chance to even
Know you . I am one of your cousin,s.
You have a beautiful family. You missed the chance to meet you granddaughter
The world will know you as a great hero.

Sharon Talty
Cousin

September 11, 2018

Great person and friend. Just found out while passing through Rockville Center and attempting to look you up. Not surprised that you sacrificed for others.
You will always be missed. My condolences to the Talty family.

Angel Santiago
Southern Benedictine, Cullman Alabama

June 26, 2018

RIP

-Explorer Citro, MCSO Explorers Division

September 10, 2014

I (we) always remember Paul fr his kindnes and his sacrifice.

Brother Gus and the Monks of St Bernard , Cullman, Alabama

brother gus
St. bernard Abbey

September 9, 2013

You as always are remembered

Pat
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Paul,

No matter what happens,I will never forget you.We grew up together,and I know you are watching over your loved ones.Paul,You fought so bravely for us and I cry everytime they mention your name.Rest In Peace,Best friend.

Debbie
Childhood friend

September 11, 2012

God bless Officer Talty's family. I am wearing his name on my NYPD hat this weekend in honor of him and all the 9/11 heroes.

C Mabe

September 10, 2011

Thank you Offficer Paul Talty and The Talty Family for your service.

Carol

November 15, 2010

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 Talty,
Sir, on today the 8th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and all the 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.

DETECTIVE 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

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 12, 2009

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

Robyn Wilkes

January 12, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 3, 2008

Thank you, Ofc. Paul Talty, for your dedication to God, your family and, ultimately, your country.

Your sacrifice was not in vain, and you will never be forgotten.

God speed and God bless. Rest in peace, Ofc. Talty.

God Bless America.

LRVirgil, Civilian
Texas - Law Enforcement Supporter

September 30, 2007

You are not and will never be forgotten. You and the other brothers we lost that day are HEROES and will be remembered forever! Rest high on the streets of Heaven!

Deputy Brant Pewitt
Williamson Co. Sheriff's Dept TN.

September 11, 2007

Thank you for your sacrifice and all the lives that you saved that day. It takes a brave officer to go into a burning building. Rest in peace.

trooper
Ohio State Highway Patrol

September 11, 2007

I was a rookie assigned to the 108th precinct in Queens when Paul went to E.S.U. I had always heard the midnight crew ( A group that I had the pleasure of working with from 1999 to the end of 2000)always speak very highly of Paul. They used to imitate his voice on the radio simiulating the sirens from the E.S.U truck as he would ask for updates on jobs on our radio division. The last I saw him he was handling a vehicle accident in the 108pct and joking with the late tour guys. Great group of cops and a great precinct. The corner of the 108 pct was renamed Paul Talty Way a few years after 9/11. I hope is family recovers and wish them all the best.

Sergeant David L. Rosiak ( N.Y.P.D )

Sergeant David L. Rosiak
NYPD

August 11, 2007

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