Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2012.423.4
Dimensions: 12 in X 9 in X 0.375 in
Dimensions (Metric): 30.48 cm X 22.86 cm X 0.9525 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Philip Rizzo in honor of members of the New York City Department of Correction Emergency Service Unit
Framed photocopy of a memorandum from the City of New York Chief of Security of the Department of Correction, Robert Dash. The memo is dated September 12, 2001, and provides a list of the Department of Correction ESU members of service (MOS) who responded to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
The New York City Department of Correction is responsible for New York City’s inmates. As its own entity, the DOC employs thousands of uniformed officers and civilian staff. Much like the NYPD, the agency is comprised of a Special Operations Division, K-9 Unit, Emergency Service Unit, and Harbor Unit. All parts of the agency played a role in the initial response effort on September 11 and remained at Ground Zero throughout the recovery period. Correction personnel provided coverage on-site, at the morgue, and at the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island while simultaneously maintaining the security of inmates across New York City.