Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2012.423.3
Dimensions: 21.5 in X 15.5 in X 0.75 in
Dimensions (Metric): 54.61 cm X 39.37 cm X 1.905 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Philip Rizzo in honor of members of the New York City Department of Correction Emergency Service Unit
Framed commemorative 9/11 poster. The poster depicts the Twin Towers. Two large American flags crisscross in front, with a large bald eagle poised to land. The NYPD Emergency Service Unit logo is on the left and the Correction ESU logo is on the right. Text above the image reads: "EMERGENCY SERVICE UNIT | NYC | UNITED WE STAND." Below the image is the text: "9/11/01 | WE WON'T FORGET."
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.