Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Dominick A. Pezzulo

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, September 11, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Dominick A. Pezzulo

I was only a baby when 9/11 happened, and I don't have any recollection of it. I'm also very new to the job and on the other side of the nation from where it all happened, but the lives you changed and influenced are able to tell your story still. I was able to meet one of your co-workers during your time as a teacher, and see his passion for law enforcement and the immense drive he has to live life to the fullest in your memory. That co-worker, acting as my training officer, has shown me how to be a true officer through lessons of empathy and being willing to go the extra mile for the people we serve. Please know that LAPD Olympic Divison will never forget you and that we hope you are watching over us every day.

Police Officer
Los Angeles Police Department - Olympic Division

September 12, 2023

On the anniversary of 9/11, I thank you and your comrades for your selfless duty and courage that momentous day. Your sacrifice and those of the victims and other first responders will forever be honored in the annals of brave men and women who gave their all for their city, state and for the United States of America. A hero in every sense of the word. Your heroics were the stuff of legend.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

September 11, 2023

I have a metal remembrance bracelet with your name on it. I cherish it and think of you often. Love to you and your family.
From Paula in Texas

Paula Goodson
An Admirer

September 11, 2022

God bless Officer Pezzulo, may he rest in the sweetest peace. A true hero! I remember this day like it was yesterday.

Sending love and prayers always,

Christina Mannino Soccoa
Civilian Supporter
Staten Island, NY

November 17, 2021

Thank you for your duty.

Dushyant Bharat Karani

November 5, 2021

Officer Pezzulo,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021

I am honored to wear your picture during the 9/11 tower challenge stair cling in Phoenix for the 20th anniversary- We will never forget your bravery and sacrifice for us

Citizen Cheryl Bebbington
Participant tower challenge 2021

September 10, 2021

Thankful for your unwavering bravery and sacrifice so many years ago! My 7 year old is learning about the hero's of 9/11, and she chose to draw a portrait of you! May you know your memory lives on, in all whose lives you touched. May you rest in peace.

Maura Babineau

September 8, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Pezzulo. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Pezzulo Family and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

January 22, 2021

My heart still aches. I was a freshman in High School. I remember being so afraid not knowing what was going to happen. If the attacks were going to continue or if the WTC was the only target. All I know is, tears fill my eyes every 09/11. I will never forget this day. It is because of First Responders like you that make this country great. Your selfless acts. While we are running from evil... You are running with a sword and shield in hand to it. Ready to make the ultimate sacrifice if needed. My heart hurts for all of the men and women who died this day. God bless you ALWAYS! AMERICA!

Veronica Renee Martinez AZ

September 12, 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

Eu estava trabalhando em Newark. Coloquei flores nos carros dos que nao regressaram. Fui o primeiro a receber muitos sobreviventes no parking lot proximo a Penn Station. Ali comigo tomaram sua primeira garrafa de agua .Me abracaram. Choraram comigo. Dias depois um homem com lagrimas nos olhos me deu um bone do Port Authority Police numero 27. Me disse que gostaria que fosse meu.Guardo ate hoje. Meus Amigos.

Eduardo Antônio Guerra Dias
Parking Lot Mannager

July 12, 2020

I’m sorry dom and all the other men who went in that lost their lives to the terrorist attack that so ruthlessly ended the lives of thousands of Americans. I love you all. I’ll never forget.

Noah Chapman
Friend, fellow American

November 23, 2019

I'm grateful for your sacrifice and the sacrifice of many. I will pray forthe repose of your soul and for your family.

Carole Ann

September 15, 2019

So very grateful for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Your legacy of love and unselfish acts of courage will live on forever. "Sleep on my friend, take your rest. We loved you, but God loved you best!"

Minister Sandra Barron
People Mission Baptist Church-Gulfort, MS

January 8, 2019

You made the ultimate Sacrifice on 9/11. Thank you for Service and may your Soul Rest in Peace.

Thank you again from someone in Germany.


November 10, 2018

I watch the World Trade Center and I just had to look at the officers that were killed in the terrorist attack I rewound and forward and so I could get each name so I could write it down and look it up I just wanted to see the face of the real person that gave his life to save others it brought tears to my eyes to know to know the such a young handsome man had to die for such a foolish Act my name is Denise and I live in Oklahoma and I have tears in my eyes praying for his family that one day Filipino violence for pain anymore

Denise songer
hopefully a friend someday I. heaven

February 5, 2017

Officer Pezzulo is a true hero in every word. Just watched the movie about him and words cannot express the feelings about what this Officer must have gone through during those moments that he was desperately trying to rescue fellow brothers who were trapped.

Steve Van Slyke, retired K9 Officer
El Cajon Police Department

September 11, 2015

a loss for all of us. god bless him and his family.

paul russo civilian from police family

September 12, 2014

Dear brother, thank you for your service.

From a policeman in England, U.K.

C.nicholls, police constable

March 27, 2014

Dear Officer Pezzulo,

May you rest in peace. Like the many other officers who perished that day, I did not know you. I was in college back then in Boston and witnessed the tragedy through a small TV screen.

Yet, the memory of that day is as vivid as yesterday. I cannot even imagine what you and your loved ones went/have gone through. Bless your family for their loss and sacrifice and your parents for raising a person so empathetic and brave as yourself.

12 years later we remember you and you will never be forgotten for your selfless act and for giving your life up not only for your friend but for total strangers. Thank you. I believe in a world with more people like you and hope one day I can be such a person.


September 11, 2013

You as always are remembered

Pat Van Den Berghe
Civilian, Manchester, NH

September 11, 2012

Family of Officer Dominick Pezzulo (Port Authority). On Saturday, September 8, 2012, the Wausau WI Memorial Stair Climb took place. I climbed the 110 flights of stairs in memorial of Dominick. When i finished the climb, I spoke Dominick's name and rang the bell. It was an emotional journey for me, representing all the persons who lost their lives in the 9-11 tragedy. I have his picture and will keep it close as a reminder of the heroism he showed on that day 11 years ago. Peace to you.

Kathy Hildebrandt
Memorial Stair Climber (Wausau WI)

September 9, 2012

You are a true Hero to us all. May you rest in peace, God bless you, your family and all those police officers that lost their lives that terrible day. I was only 5 but still remember that day due to having a father in law enforcement. You saved thousands of lives including the lives of your fellow officers.

RIP Hero

Michael J Kirk (Illinois)
son of a Police Officer

December 26, 2011

Of all the heroes that day, some stand out for various reasons. God Bless you Officer Pezzulo, your efforts to save your brother Officers under such incredible circumstances were super human and your courage undeniable. You are a hero in the truest sense.

No Officer lost that day WASN'T a hero.

Rest in Peace for all eternity, Brother, you more than earned it.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 19, 2011

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