Description Recovered NYPD police badge and medal rack belonging to Moira Ann Smith. The badge and rack are dirty and have areas of rust and discoloration. The rack is slightly warped. The number "10467" and name "SMITH" are still clearly visible.
Historical Notes Brooklyn native Moira Smith lived in Queens Village with her husband, James, and their two-year-old daughter. Moira liked to travel and joked that her maiden name, Reddy, meant she was “ready for anything.” She had ridden camels in North Africa and run with the bulls in Spain. She worked as an NYPD officer. On September 11, Officer Smith helped evacuees in the South Tower. She was 38 years old.
Curator's Comment Officer Moira Smith, a 13-year veteran of the NYPD, was on patrol in the 13th Precinct on East 21st Street, a few miles north of the World Trade Center, when the North Tower was hit by hijacked Flight 11. She immediately rushed downtown to the disaster site. Many South Tower survivors recall seeing her in the lobby calmly but forcefully directing them out of the building. Her badge and medal rack were recovered a few weeks later during the recovery efforts at Ground Zero. HIDE