pop up description layer
ODO!
Home Page View Tribute Wall Search & Read Fallen Hero Stories Member Section Contact Us Make A Donation Our Policies Valued Links
Aug. 17, 2022 5:44 AM
Visitors: 4,452,197
Home
Year - 2022
Hero Search
View Wall
Song Tribute
9/11 Fallen
COVID-19
Contact Us
Donate
Members
Register
Policy
Mail List
Patches
Links
Notables
Enter Hero's Last Name
American Police Hall of Fame

Cooper/2010
Vella/2022
Brassard Sr./1972
Cioffi/2013
Holland/2020
Fallen Heroes
Fallen Project
Click any option . . .
Detailed Search
States List
Stats
State Map Search
Most Recent
Notables
Add a Fallen Hero
9/11
COVID-19
New Hero Search Christopher Strucker
- Jan. 03, 2014 -
(29514)

Pass your cursor over pic to see larger version! Click pic for full version!

New York City Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jan. 03, 2014
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 49 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: New York City Police Dept. - NY
1 Police Plaza  
New York, NY   10038   USA
(646)610-5000
County: New York
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Detective
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Terrorism
Weapon Class: Biological
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 18 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: Twin Towers   New York, New York   USA   Tue. Sep. 11, 2001
Summary: Detective Christopher Strucker died from illnesses he contracted while inhaling toxic materials as he participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Detective Strucker had served with the New York City Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Section. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and mother.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed two of four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. After the impact of the first plane, putting the safety of others before their own, law enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personnel, rushed to the burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid the victims and lead them to safety. Due to their quick actions, it is estimated that over 25,000 people were saved.

As the evacuation continued, the first tower unexpectedly collapsed due as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The second tower collapsed a short time later. 71 law enforcement officers, 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were killed at the World Trade Center site.

A third hijacked plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania when the passengers attempted to re-take control of the plane. One law enforcement officer, who was a passenger on the plane, was killed in that crash.

The fourth hijacked plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, killing almost 200 military and civilian personnel. No law enforcement officers were killed at the Pentagon.

The terrorist attacks resulted in the declaration of war against the Taliban regime, the illegal rulers of Afghanistan, and the al Qaeda terrorist network which also was based in Afghanistan.

On September 9, 2005, all of the public safety officers killed on September 11, 2001, were posthumously awarded the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor by President George W. Bush.

The contamination in the air at the World Trade Center site caused many rescue personnel to become extremely ill, and eventually led to the death of several rescue workers.

On May 1, 2011 members of the United States military conducted a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was hiding. During the raid, they shot and killed bin Laden.

Source: Website      Click
More from New York City Police Dept. - NY
Add A Tribute Last Updated: Aug. 08, 2017 Add to Favorites




Levison/2022

German/2022

Dela Cruz/2021

Johnson/2022

Lenehan/2022

Drennan/2022

Stephens/2022

McDonald/2021

Peterson/1923
Zingler/1933
Saint/1920
Chinn/1921
Ashburn/1928
Babbington/1925
Newsome/1929
Kulp/1927
Bond/1921
Leyden/1916
Home Page View Tribute Wall Search & Read Fallen Hero Stories Member Section Contact Us Make A Donation Our Policies Valued Links
Visitors Today - 138(677)
this entire site copyright© 1999 ----> 2022    Contact Us West Palm Beach, FL 33462
MemberID: 1364329(N)   Logged In: N   IP: 44.210.21.70