IN THE LINE OF DUTY:
TRIBUTES TO FALLEN OFFICERS
A DEADLY YEAR FOR POLICE CHIEFS
September 3, 2002
Fred Morrone had served for 30 years with the New Jersey State Police, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel before retiring at the mandatory age of 55 in 1993. He became an expert on organized crime and worked in the gaming industry for three years before being named Superintendent of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department in August 1996.
For five years he led one of the nation’s largest law enforcement agencies, with a force of approximately 1,300 officers and commanders. His position put him in charge of a department with jurisdiction over Kennedy International, Newark International and LaGuardia airports; the tunnels and bridges that link New York and New Jersey; the Port Authority bus Terminal; the PATH interstate rail system; marine terminals in New York and New Jersey; and a number of other facilities operated by the Port Authority.
Superintendent Morrone was also an expert on anti-terrorism and was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Subcommittee on Terrorism. According to his sons, Greg and Hutch, their father had come to believe that law enforcement needed to focus on terrorists because they would pose more of a threat to the nation than organized crime. On September 11, 2001, Superintendent Morrone’s proved more correct than he ever wanted to be.
When word reached him moments after terrorists flew a jetliner into the World Trade Center, Superintendent Morrone left his Jersey City (NJ) office and rushed through the Holland Tunnel to help lead the rescue effort. When he arrived at Tower 1, he raced up the stairs to the Port Authority’s Executive Offices on the 67th floor. Witnesses said he paused just long enough to reassure the people coming down that they would be safe. “If [Superintendent Morrone] knew there was someone he could bring down he would have kept going and going,” declared Port Authority Chairman Lewis Eisenberg.
His son, Greg, and wife, Linda, were watching the horror of 9/11 unfold before their eyes while watching television at home. “Before the second building fell, I knew and my mother knew he was gone,” Greg Morrone said of his father. He did not have to be there that day under those circumstances, but anyone who knew him would not have expected him to be anywhere else. We knew he would not leave until everyone else was safe, Greg added.
Fred Morrone’s story is typical of so many other police chiefs who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Dating back to the first chief of police killed in the line of duty-Abilene (KS) Chief Thomas J. Smith who was decapitated with an axe while trying to arrest a murderer on November 2, 1870-more than 500 chiefs of police have died while serving their communities. And last year turned out to be the deadliest in more than 20 years for those with the rank of chief or supertindent of police. In addition to Fred Morrone, five other police chiefs were killed last year, including another from his own department, James Romito.
Police chief Romito was Commander of the Headquarters Support Section, and had just celebrated his 30th anniversary with the Port Authority Police Department. He had also been at the Jersey City police headquarters when the attacks occurred and responded immediaely to help with the rescue effort. Nearly five months after the attack, Chief Romito’s body was found along with four of his colleagues. Right next to them the recovery crews found another victim, according to an article in the New York Times, “an obese woman who was still strapped into a rescue chair the officers had apparently …
Port Authority Police Lieutenant John Ryan reflected on his colleagues’ heroism saying, “You can’t help but feel admiration for them. Even under these extreme conditions, rather than just flee for their life, they still were in the process of trying to help someone else, someone who clearly was not able to get out on her own.”
Police Chief James R. Dacy, of the Pierce City (MO) Police Department, never knew of the 9/11 attacks. He was part of another tragic story that occurred about a month earlier. Chief Dacy pulled into a local cemetery around 11 a.m. on August 8, 2001, apparently looking for a stray dog. It was seemingly a benign call that went terribly wrong. According to newspaper reports, “It is believed that he perhaps saw a vicious animal and intended to shoot it.” When he opened his trunk and reached in to grab his department-issued shotgun, it discharged accidentally, inflicting a fatal wound to his chest. Chief Dacy had served the law enforcement profession for 31 years, six as chief of his department. “Jim was an excellent policeman,” coroner and friend Don Lakin said. “He will be missed.”
Just a few days earlier, the town of Jal, New Mexico suffered a similar loss. Luis M. Castillo, their chief of police for the past 13 years, was working a drug interdiction program with other officers when a call went out for assistance. While en route to assist his fellow officer, Chief Castillo lost control of his vehicle on a highway curve and suffered fatal injuries when his car rolled over several times. Aprroxiamately 1,000 people showed up for his funeral, a sign of the tremendous respect he had earned from his community for all of his years of service. “Everybody in town knew Luis,” City Clerk Skeet Posey said. “We lost a good friend.”
On July 6, 2001, Roosevelt City (UT) Police Chief Cecil F. Gurr was shot and killed while trying to arrest a suspect in a domestic dispute. Chief Gurr and other officers had responded to a report of a man holding a woman hostage at gunpoint in a convenience store parking lot. Surrounded by police, the man exited his pickup and began firing. One of the bullets struck Chief Gurr in the head, killing him. “We have lost an outstanding man who provided remarkable leadership for 20 years as police chief,” said state legislator Gordon Snow. “He was always fair, always straightforward, respectfully adninistering the law.”
Daniel C. Dalley had served with the Fruita (CO) Police Department since 1992, but had been appointed acting chief for only a couple of weeks when he was invovled in a motorcycle accident on June 1, 2001. Two days later he died from the serious injuries he suffered. “He did a very good job as chief,” stated Jim Morris, a member of the Fruita Police Commission. “Everybody I talked to who grew up with Dan thought the world of him.”
One of his colleagues added, “[Dan] would go out of his way to help anybody who needed it.” The same could be said of the more than 500 other police chiefs who laid down their lives for others. Thier names are all inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., and they will never be forgotten.
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For the Record. I typed this information from a printed copy, a two page copy of the article that I printed on October 1, 2004. Had I realized that the quote from The New York Times, at the very bottom of page 1, did not print, I would have manually put a page end so the quote would print at the top of page 2. Also for the record. At least one other police chief died during that time. I clearly remember reading (either in The New York Times which I read every day, or maybe I saw an article in one of the New Jersey newspaper on line, I cannot remember) that a police chief died in New Jersey, though which town I cannot remember and I cannot remember the circumstances of his death, only that he died in the line of duty and vaguely I remember a photo of a street scene. Speaking of in the line of duty, why was a police chief in a cemetery looking for a stray dog??
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