Accession Number: C.2012.374.1
Dimensions: 4.25 in X 3.5 in X 0.125 in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.795 cm X 8.89 cm X 0.3175 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Larry Mannion
New York Police Department embroidered uniform patch featuring the New York City municipal seal in the center. Text embroidered in white against a blue background reads: "Police Department | City of New York." The entire patch has a yellow embroidered border.
More than 2,000 police officers from the NYPD and PAPD responded to the World Trade Center throughout the day on 9/11. Some, particularly in the Emergency Service Units, entered the Twin Towers prepared to rescue trapped civilians. Many directed thousands of survivors to exit safely and guided injured evacuees to medical assistance. Police officers stationed in the lobbies, the Plaza, or on the streets surrounding the World Trade Center provided support and direction to those confronting falling debris. They also kept bystanders out of harm’s way.
Twenty-three members of the NYPD died on 9/11.