Photo credit: Donor provided
Accession Number: C.2019.172.1
Dimensions: 5 ft X 3 ft
Dimensions (Metric): 12.7 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Lt. Louis A. DiGeronimo, Ret.
Commemorative tapestry featuring the Port Authority Police logo with the Twin Towers in the center and an American flag with "37 | 9-11-01" below the flag. Red, white, and blue looped ribbons are depicted on either side of the logo.
The World Trade Center was protected by the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD). This police force is responsible for the safety and security of the port of New York and New Jersey, bridges and tunnels spanning the Hudson River, and airports in the metropolitan area. At the World Trade Center, PAPD police desks were located in 5 World Trade Center and in the underground concourse. PAPD officers throughout the complex mobilized on 9/11. Members of the department at posts elsewhere in the city and in New Jersey arrived on the scene soon thereafter. Thirty-seven members of the PAPD were killed on 9/11.