Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Investigator Fred Ghussin

New York County District Attorney's Office, New York

End of Watch Friday, June 22, 2007

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Reflections for Senior Investigator Fred Ghussin

Rest in peace, my dear friend.

Jo Johnson
Neighborhood friend

January 3, 2021

May his soul forever rest in peace.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

December 3, 2018

Sr. Investigator Ghussin,
On today, the 11th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York County and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 22, 2018

You are not forgotten brother.

Detective Investigator (ret) Michael Nie
Kings County NY District Attorney's Office

May 19, 2016

The thought of you brings both joy and heart ache. The memories I have of you will be cherished until we meet in the next life dearest uncle.

God have mercy on your soul. Forever in our prayers!!!

Ali Bashiti

June 26, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 22, 2015

Fred, I visited this sight to honor another officer killed in the line of duty. I would be remiss if I did not write and say I still remember the talks about family and work. You are missed. You made a mark in our Country's fight against terrorism. Thank you.

Retired Detective Frank DeMarco
New York City Police DePartment

March 25, 2014

Happy birthday dad, not a day goes by I don't think of you... Rest for now god willing we will reunite in the next life.

Love always & forever,
Your son


Gary F Ghussin

February 25, 2013


Working with you and laughing with you was always a joy.

Today, on September 11, and all other days, we will

never forget you.

L. Frank Hickey,
Former Detective/Investigator
New York County District Attorney's Office

Former Detective/Investigator L. Frank H
DANY. Partner

September 11, 2012

Fred, you are the best and will always be with us here in spirit.

Sr. Inv. Bob Tarwacki

March 14, 2012

As years pass, memories fade, but you live forever in my mind. Just recently dedicated members of our armed forces found and eliminated Osma Ben Laden, the planner of the attack on our Country. His death will not bring anyone back, but it is great when Justice is done. Rest in Peace with all the other victims of 9/11.

Retired Detective Frank DeMarco

May 29, 2011

I was a great admirer of Fred. I interned at the D.A. and came back to coordiante the program I interned for about 12 years ago. In that time I came to know Fred well. Gary his son was one of my best friends in high school. When I found out from another ex-co-worker of mine at the D.A. that Fred had passed away, I told him to please send my condolences to Gary. I could not believe that such a great man had passed away. Fred was an amazing investigator, but I got to also see the side of him as a father as well. When Fred and I talked on several occasions, we disccused his love, caring and concern for his son. I will never forget the amount of love he had for Gary. I was fortunate to know such a wonderful man both at work and with his family. I am sad that he is no longer with us.

Friend/old co-worker

September 16, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 2nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered as will all the 9/11 heroes. Rest In Peace.

In reading the loving reflections, I see that you are missed and loved by many and that you had a profound impact on the lives of others. I hold your family and friends in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya


June 22, 2009

To Senior Investigator Fred Ghussin, his family and his fellow officers with the New York County Attorney's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Sr. Investigator Ggussin’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Sr. Invt. Ghussin and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

June 22, 2009

Baruch Dein Emet. Rest in peace.

PO Ari Maas

May 31, 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.


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


March 12, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Senior Investigator Ghussin and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 12, 2009

Rest in peace,and may all who mourn you be comforted by the fact that you died a hero.

bernadette chantrey

September 18, 2008

Shalom Alicha Achi.
I had the privledge to work with Fred prior to 9-11 and after. We would both share our stories of Jerusalem. What a great loss. I will always see Fred as a true gentleman.

Police Officer Lynne Landau
New York City Police Department

August 29, 2008

I had the honor of working with Investigator Fred Ghussin, before and after the 911 attacks, while assigned to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Fred was the consumate professional and gentleman. He was a tenacious investigator and an "unsung hero" who dilligently pursued terrorists, here and abroad. Because Fred was a very humble man, many of us will never know the entire extent of his contributions to public safety, which were very significant. Fred - God Bless you and your family - it was a sincere priviledge to know you,
Joseph Piraino
Supervising Investigator
Brooklyn District Attorney's Office NYC

Supervising Investigator/Ret Sgt NYPD
Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

August 18, 2008

Like many of these people, I didn't know Mr.Ghussin personally, but I have heard wonderful things about him. I've seen his son Gary cope with his loss of his father who meant the world to him. Gary always tells me about all of the memories he has with his father and just by hearing from him, I see the hero in this man. For everyone who has lost a piece of him, I send my sympathy to. I see what a great man he is when his sons talk about him, because their faces light up with happiness, with just the thought of their, you were a heroic figure for everyone.


May 12, 2008

I will be one of over 400 law enforcement officers who will be bicycling from New Jersey to the Police Memorial in Washington D.C. in the 2008 Police Unity Tour.
I picked Sr. Inves. Fred Ghussin to ride for and in memeory of this year.
From what I have just read about Fred it will be an honor to wear the blue bracelet with his name on it and to hopefully receive his family in D.C. as New Survivors.
The Paterson, N.J. Police sent volunteer officers to Ground Zero less than 48 hours after the attacks and being one of those volunteers, I appreciate the sacrifice Fred and thousands of other rescue workers made.
The Police Unity Tour "Rides for Those Who Have Died" and Senior Investigator Fred Ghussin would be one of those riders if he were here. Again, its my honor to ride the over 300 miles in honor of Senior Investigator Fred Ghussin, this Police Week, 2008.

Det. Lt. Don Giaquinto
Paterson, NJ Police
Major Crimes UNit

Det. Lt. Donald Giaquinto
Paterson, N.J. Police and Police Unity Tour Member

May 4, 2008

Fred Ghussin was best described by the journalist Steve Emerson when he said - "This man is a national treasure." Steve became familiar with Fred and his work while Fred worked on the investigation of the murder of Rabii Meir Kahane and on the first World Trade Center attack.

Fred joined the Investigation Bureau after working for several years in another city agency and after having served as a policeman in Jerusalem in his home country of Israel. He immediately fit in with his co-workers and was known for his tenacity and intelligence, and he also had a wry wit.

It's important to point out that our colleague was a Muslim, a devoted family man, and an American hero. He was a remarkable guy and I feel personally honored to have had the opportunity to know and work with him.

With deep fondness and condolences,

Andy Rosenzweig

Andy Rosenzweig, Chief Investigator, Ret
Investigation Bureau - NY County District Attorney's Office

February 19, 2008



February 16, 2008

i would like to thank every one who posted here. some of you guys called him fred, farid, co-worker,etc.. but i will always remember you as dad. every day miss your face, your, hugs, our talks, and even the way you yell at me. love always Gary baby and Deano boy

Gary Ghussin

February 12, 2008

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