New marching orders given to suicide prevention cops who patrol the George Washington Bridge forbid them from grabbing people trying to jump from the span. The Port Authority Police Department directive, some officers say, could present cops with a soul-searching dilemma: Defy the order and save would-be jumpers — or potentially let them die.
On September 11, the world saw the worst of humanity. In the aftermath of those attacks the world also was witness to some of the greatest acts of heroism and kindness in history. The Twin Towers were owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and were patrolled by the Port Authority Police. These officers were cross-trained as structural firefighters.