About the Morrone 9/11 Center

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The Morrone 9/11 Center is a global living memorial to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Superintendent Fred V Morrone, whose work to bridge the United States and countries around the world in public safety and whose vision of international cooperation on terrorism and other serious crime continues to inspire today.  Morrone and his 36 fellow officers perished in the World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001.  Morrone was the income board president of the International Organization of Airport and Seaport Police at the time of his death. 

Education | Research | Collaboration |  Recognition

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After the 9/11 event, many governments and police jurisdictions were devastated, not only in the United States, but around the world.  Before and after that event we have all learned and come to understand that rethinking security was a must.  Since then billions of dollars and methods of security have been reevaluated.  We continue this process reviewing each event.  Never to rest, we find 17 years later we face current tactics that continue to challenge us globally.  

Morrone 9/11 Center for Counterterrorism and Security

Fred V. Morrone was the Superintendent of Police and Director of Public Safety at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Morrone and 36 of his fellow officers died in the World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001.  


Morrone was our Organization's Executive Vice President and incoming Board President.  He was the highest ranking public official and police officer to a perish that day.  In addition, to the Port Authority officers, 23 New York City Police Officers gave their lives.  

In 2002 at the New York and New Jersey Port Authority 9/11 Memorial of our fallen officers, our Board and the Morrone family agreed to the Morrone Educational Program to further education and research in counterterrorism and security;

In 2007 we began our Medal program by establishing the Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Memorial Award; and later in 2012 this was expanded to honor our police and public safety officers, with the International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Medal.  The inaugural 9/11 Medals with valor went to the Port Authority Police Department and New York Police Department's officers who perished on September 11, 2001; and


In 2016 a decision was made to make the Morrone 9/11 Center for Counterterrorism and Security a 501c3 research and education program to support these efforts; and so we begin to raise funds to support activities of the 9/11 Center.  We hope you will support these efforts.

37 Stars in tribute

In memory of our friend and colleague Fred V. Morrone, his officers and those of the New York Police Department; and to all of those who have fallen since from the activities of that day; the Organization has adopted the symbol of 37 stars in connection to our logos as a remembrance to never forget.

The Morrone 9/11 Center is a qualified 501c3 nonprofit.  Help support our education, research, and recognition efforts.

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