New Boat Dedicated to Fallen 9/11 Heroes

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
November 15, 2018US News

This morning, the Nassau County Police Department in Long Island, dedicated a boat to seven members of their community who died of 9/11 related health complications.

The new addition to the Nassau County Police Department’s Marine Bureau is named “9/11 Heroes.”

Patrick Ryder, Commissioner of the Nassau County Police, said: “That boat has the names of our fallen brothers on there.”

The new 39-foot boat is dedicated to Lieutenant Michael P. Shea and police officers, Brian R. Abbondandelo, Charles D. Cole Jr., Peter F. Curran, Peter Martino, Paul J. McCabe, and Luis A. Palermo Jr.

The special ceremony also included flowers and plaque presentation to each of the officers’ and lieutenant’s families.

“This is about those names on that boat. We should always sit down at night and put a prayer to God and say thank you. Thank you God for what they gave us and thank you for keeping us all safe,” said Ryder.

All six Nassau County Police Department boats are currently dedicated to fallen officers.

“9/11 Heroes” can go as fast as 40 knots and will patrol the waters of Nassau County on Long Island.

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