Recently Fallen Hero

Police Officer William J. Leahy

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department
End of Watch: June 6, 2019

Police Officer William J. Leahy succumbed to a cancer-related illness stemming from his rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Officer Leahy is the first law enforcement officer fatality from the state of New Jersey in 2019.


Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department
241 Erie Street Room 302
Jersey City, NJ 07310

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11 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. With Heartfelt Sympathy to Officer Leahy’s Family, and Brothers and Sisters in Blue. His Devotion, Dedication, and Sacrifices will always be remembered. Rest in God’s arms, now, Officer Leahy. Your Shining Light will forever glow. You were a gift to this world, and now another Hero is gone. But you will always, always, be remembered.

  2. God Bless the family and comrades of our fallen Brother. Remember PAPO George Howard and all the other 9/11 heroes. Guard the streets of Heaven until we get there.

  3. Prayers being offered for Officer William Leahy, his family, and the members of the Port Authority Police. May St. Michael escort you to Heaven, Officer Leahy.

  4. I had the most humbling experience when I visited for national memorial week in May 2009. Meeting so many walking hero’s of 9/11 who all just wanted justice for the fallen hero’s of 9/11. We will visit again next year to show our support. God receives you officer Leahy

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