Recently Fallen Hero

Detective Joseph Paolillo

New York City (NY) Police Department
End of Watch: September 9, 2019

Detective Joseph Paolillo 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 City. Detective Paolillo is the seventh law enforcement officer fatality from the state of New York in 2019.


Commissioner James P. O’Neill
New York City Police Department
1 Police Plaza Drive
New York, NY 10038

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11 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. Heartfelt Sympathy to the Family and Brothers and Sisters in Blue of Detective Joseph Paolillo. Your Service, Dedication, and Heroism will always be appreciated and remembered. Rest in God’s arms, now, Detective Paolillo.

  2. One of the many heroes of 9/11. The cost of the savage attack on Americans is still being paid by First Responders like Detective Joseph Paolillo.
    Sir, you , your family and the Blue family have our gratitude for your sacrifice on that terrible day.

  3. Prayers being offered for Detective Joseph Paolillo, his family, and the members of the New York Police Department. May St. Michael escort you to Heaven, Detective Paolillo.

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