Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Officer Moira Smith was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks while attempting to rescue the victims trapped in the World Trade Center. Officer Smith was the first officer to report the terrorist attack when she witnessed the first plane strike the first tower. 

She was assigned to the 13th Precinct.

Officer Smith had been employed with the New York City Police Department for 13 years, and is survived by her husband, also a New York City Police Officer, and her two-year-old daughter.

Officer Smith was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor for her heroic actions.

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