German Chancellor promises to fly flag honoring the 37 PAPD officers killed in the attacks

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel tells officials she plans to fly a World Trade Center memorial flag at the German Chancellery in honor of the 37 police officers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with wreath at  the 9/11 Memorial, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in New York. AP photo/Jason DeCrow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with wreath at  the 9/11 Memorial, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in New York. AP photo/Jason DeCrow

Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says Merkel visited the 9/11 memorial site at the World Trade Center on Saturday.

Inspector Ron Shindel, who speaks German, greeted Merkel and presented her with the World Trade Center memorial flag and a police challenge coin. Merkel told police officials she plans to fly the flag at the chancellery, which is home to Germany’s federal government.

A spokesman for the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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