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A thread of courage and love – Caitlyn McIntyre, daughter of fallen 9/11 Port Authority officer, finds strength in her father’s sacrifice

Caitlyn McIntyre was 5 years old when her father, PAPD Officer Donald McIntyre, was killed responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Now she is a nurse on the frontlines of the pandemic. Her father’s legacy is helping her through terrible times, writes Bobby Egbert  in a beautiful piece for American Police […]

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Retired NYPD Officer Reginald Cooley honored by loved ones at homegoing service

A celebration of the life of retired NYPD Officer Reginald Cooley was held on January 16, 2021. The service was by invitation only due to COVID-19 and honored the life and service of Reginald Cooley, 61, a 21-year veteran of the NYPD who died of World Trade Center-related cancer. Officer Cooley served the NYPD in […]

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How to hold a virtual memorial service

Steven Birenbaum expected the Zoom memorial service for his father to be distressing and was pleasantly surprised to find it a moving experience. He even discovered some advantages to virtual events — more people can speak than at a conventional service, and the event can be recorded. Many funeral homes are offering livestreamed services. If […]

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    1. Application period open for the LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Foundation Scholarship

      November 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Warren Fire Department fundraiser for their 9/11 ceremony next year

      November 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    3. COVID-19 Survivors’ Online Support Group

      November 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    4. Names to be added to Oyster Bay’s 9/11 Walls of Honor

      January 5 @ 8:00 am - February 10 @ 5:00 pm
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      January 6 @ 8:00 am - February 5 @ 5:00 pm