The flag that draped Captain William Harry Thompson’s body when he was taken from ground zero and his official shield and the jewelry that was recovered with him. Photo courtesy of Joseph Baccellieri

Court Officers Honor Colleagues Who Died on 9/11

Seventeen years ago, court officers working out of the Manhattan criminal courts complex or the Beaver Street training academy heard that two planes had collided with the World Trade Center towers and sprang into action.

More than twenty officers ran into the building to rescue victims of the attack on Sept. 11, 2011. Three didn’t make it out.

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Court officer brass hold the street sign designating 29th Street and 21st Avenue in Astoria “Lt. Theodore Leoutsakos Way.” // Photo courtesy of NYSUCS

Court Officers Honor Colleagues Who Died on 9/11

By David Brand Seventeen years ago, court officers working out of the Manhattan criminal courts complex and the Beaver Street

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