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The Port Authority Police Department is the only American police department to be attacked by foreign enemies

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  • Often, police officers are presented with a situation where they need to rely on their ingenuity to arrive at a successful outcome. For example, consider the actions of Port Authority Police Officers Lauren Lattanzio and Daniel Lepore when they responded to a person experiencing an allergic reaction and difficulty breathing on Sunday, February 25, 2024.
Both were on foot patrol in Jersey City's Journal Square when dispatched to the individual. Finding the person with breathing difficulty, they requested a rush on an EMS unit. As the person's condition worsened, a decision was made to have P.O. Lattanzio returned to the PAPD PATH Command station house for a radio car in anticipation of an EMS delay. Lattanzio returned with the radio car, and under the direction of Sergeant John Trommelen, the person was placed in the vehicle for transportation to Christ Hospital. During the transport, the individual was in and out of consciousness. Upon arrival at the hospital, the individual was unresponsive while Officers Lattanzio and Lepore carried the individual into the emergency room. After receiving critical care by emergency room personnel, the patient's breathing was restored to normal and regained consciousness. 
The quick actions and decisions of these officers saved a life. They performed to the high standards and expectations of the Port Authority Police Department and Port Authority PBA. 
The Port Authority PBA congratulates P.Os. Lattanzio and Lepore on a job well done.
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  • Help the Anthony M. Varvaro Believe Foundation provide for families in need as a result of tragedy and for Staten Island youth sports programs.
#AV38 #AnthonyVarvaro #StatenIsland #PAPD #PAPBA #papdprotectsnynj
  • A little known fact: During the terror bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993, the PAPD WTC Command Station House was destroyed by the blast. The shock of the bombing did not stop Port Authority cops, some injured, from evacuating the Towers and securing the site. These photos show some of the station house destruction. 
On September 11, 2001, the PAPD WTC Command Station House was destroyed once again as Port Authority cops, the first of the first responders, took part in the greatest evacuation in American history. 
Twice, the enemies of our country attacked the World Trade Center and the Port Authority Police Department. Those terrorists ask,
  • Today, the 31st Anniversary of the February 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, we remember the victims.

John DiGiovanni 
Robert Kirkpatrick 
Stephen Knapp 
Bill Macko 
Wilfredo Mercado 
Monica Rodriguez Smith and her unborn child 

May they rest in the Lord's eternal embrace. 

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