Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2012.90.2
Dimensions: 3.5 in diameter
Dimensions (Metric): 8.89 cm diameter
Credit Line: Anonymous Gift
Office of Chief Medical Examiner embroidered uniform patch featuring the caduceus with scales symbol in white and gold in the center. Text embroidered in gold, against a blue background, reads: "The City of New York | Office of Chief Medical Examiner." The entire patch has a gold-embroidered border.
Responsible for managing mass fatalities, members of New York City’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), including Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Charles Hirsch, responded to the World Trade Center as soon as they were advised that a plane had struck the North Tower. Their first priority was to assess the situation to determine the optimal location for establishing a temporary morgue.