Description Memorial button created in memory of John P. Skala. The button includes a photograph of Skala in his PAPD uniform and printed text: "Selflessly Gave | All While Leading Others | To Safety."
Historical Notes A native of Passaic, New Jersey, John Skala lived in Clifton. In his free time, he volunteered at the New Jersey Special Olympics and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. He also liked to sing at karaoke bars. A PAPD officer, John was assigned to the Lincoln Tunnel and worked part time as a paramedic. On September 11, Officer Skala reported to the towers from a New Jersey courtroom. He was 31 years old.