Description The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department identification card issued to Kathy N. Mazza. The card includes a photograph of Mazza as well as her shield number, 21, and rank, Captain. The issue date is April 10, 2000.
Historical Notes Massapequa, Long Island, native Kathy Mazza lived in Farmingdale with her husband, Christopher. A former nurse, Kathy joined the PAPD in 1987 and became the first female commanding officer of its police academy. She taught emergency medical skills and championed a successful initiative to equip airports with heart defibrillators. On September 11, Captain Mazza responded to the towers. She was 46 years old.