Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Leonard Hatton

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Special Agent Leonard Hatton

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

SA Hatton's legacy lives on. The FBI N.Y. Office hosts a law enforcement explorer post in Manhattan that is named in Lenny's honor. Teens from the N.Y. area learn about Lenny's life and untimely death. They also learn valuable life and leadership skills. For more info go to or email [email protected]


Community Outreach Specialist Kevin Man

May 25, 2018

To the four children and family of Special Agent Leonard Hatton, he died a true hero and because of that fact he will never ever ever ever be forgotten. I'm proud of Special Agent Leonard Hatton because of his devotion to help he fellow brothers and sisters of the Human Race. May God truly bless the entire family of Special Agent Hatton, and may his soul rest in Heaven. Thank you Special Agent Hatton for your service to our nation.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

March 24, 2018

Our thoughts are with you always. God bless you and your family .

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock Field Office

September 17, 2016

Agent Hatton,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but when you served in the USMC as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2016


It's been 15 years. Your memory lives with those of us who were there that morning, and those of us who had the pleasure of working with you in the greatest organization in the world . RIP Buddy.

Jaime Cedeno, Special Agent (Ret)

September 6, 2016

Thank you so much for being so brave and serving this country. So missed and never forgotten.

Student at Campbell County High School

September 16, 2015

R-ole model

U.S. Department of the Interior- National Park Service

January 10, 2015

Thinking of Lenny and his wife and children as the 12th year approaches. Lenny was my childhood neighbor across the street.
Everyone knew the Hatton's.! Lenny's dad, so big and strong to us little kids back in the 60's was a squared away RP Police LT. and a volunteer fireman always in service... And Lenny followed that Dutiful, Honorable call....When not serving in the FBI he was a RP Volunteer Fireman too. Always giving back, always in service.....
Lenny was serving up until the moment the Tower collapsed.
God knows how many people he helped save.
Thank you Lenny, I'll never forget you.!

Praying for Lenny's wife and children.

Roland Stroebel
childhood neighbor

Roland Stroebel
Childhood Neighbor

September 10, 2013

A True American Hero and a great friend. R.I.P. buddy.

Lt. Clifford Hamblen (retired)
Ridgefield Park police Dept.

September 11, 2012

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Lenny you will never be forgotten in the FBI Family and SABT brotherhood. Peace be with your family......


September 10, 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 4, 2012

A hero is never forgotten, RIP Agent Hatton.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 19, 2012

I grew up with your children. Little did I know I had the honor of spending years with a hero, an angel on earth. We had spent time with our FBI family just that summer... we didn't know it'd be our last goodbye. THANK YOU. Thank you for blessing us with your presence. Thank you for sacrificing your life. Thank you for being our hero. It's been ten years now...our tears are not fewer but our hearts ache a little less with each year passing. Lenny, you will never be forgotten. 'Til we meet again.


September 20, 2011

It was an honor to have known you Lenny. May you rest in peace. Your family is always in my prayers.

Special Agent Retired
New York FBI

September 12, 2011

Lenny, you are special and you will always be remembered. We will always be friends.

SA Larry Smith
FBI - Retired

September 12, 2011

It's hard to believe it has been ten years. I will never forget you as a young Lieutenant of Marines. I miss you my friend.
Semper Fidelis,

LtCol Tom Leonard
USMC Retired

September 11, 2011

I am proud to have known you as a friend and colleague. Your, integrity, strength, courage, and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

God Bless you and the Hatton family.

Michael M. Biasello
FBI Retired

September 11, 2011

I am proud to have known you as a friend and colleague. Your integrity, strength, courage, and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

God Bless you and your family.

Michael M. Biasello
FBI Retired

September 11, 2011


I have only met you a few times and what you did on that tragic day to try and save as many people are you could meant a lot to the people and friends that knew you. I could not consider you a close friend but one thing is for sure I am
glad I had the opportunity to meet and individual of your stature.

I am sure your brothers at the bureau are doing their best to keep this country safe so we all can sleep at night.

Rest in Peace


October 9, 2010

It's hard to believe it's been almost 9 years now...
Lenny lived just across and down the street from me on 4th st, Lenny's father was a LT. with the RP Police Dept when I was a kid.
I have no doubt Lenny is resting in peace in the arms of God reunited with his dad and is a HERO in heaven.
I cannot imagine what it must be like for his 4 children not having him, but I pray God has given them the strength and courage that their BRAVE HERO father, LENNY had.!

Rest in peace Lenny, You'll always be remembered, remembered as a HERO.!

Childhood neighbors

August 20, 2010

I had the honor of meeting Lenny at the FBI Academy, Quantico, Va. His quiet confidence and capacity to think was disarming. I'm not certain his classmates ever recognized what they had. I have every confidence that, given his full measure of seeking and excelling at the difficult, Lenny would not object to the method of his death. That is with the exception of separation from his family. Lenny was and is a "good guy". You either understand that or you don't. "Good guys" aren't that plentiful. His family must know he rests in the arms of God. Thanks Lenny for your sacrifice.

FBI Retired

March 4, 2010

SA Hatton,
You and all fire, LE, and military who shed blood on and after 9/11 are in my thoughts. While most of America forgets, those of us who fought overseas and now carry the shield will never drop our guard or underestimate the ruthlessness of our enemies.

Semper Fi Marine, RIP

Special Agent

October 1, 2009

To the family and loved ones of Special Agent Leonard Hatton and his fellow officers with the F.B.I. and most especially to Leonard:

Mere words seem insignificant to honor your heroism and courage which will never be forgotten. On this the fifth anniversary month of the tragic devastation wreaked upon our nation, those brave men and women who lost their lives safeguarding others are remembered and revered.

May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire. Your family had to endure losing a beloved hero and how I wish they had not had to endure this tragedy.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect and gratitude for the distinquished service Leonard gave to his community and country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 11, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Department, CA; eow 4/24/05


September 19, 2009

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