37 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (PAPD) officers; 23 New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers; and 8 emergency medical technicians and paramedics from private emergency medical services. The number of female officers who died in the line of duty is equal to the number of male officers.
The number of female officers who have been killed in the line of duty is greater than the number of male officers because many more women work in law enforcement than work in construction. In fact, there are only about 3% of police officers who are female. Another factor that contributes to the higher number of female officers who die in the line of duty is the stress that comes with being a policewoman. There have been cases where female officers have committed suicide after experiencing harassment from their colleagues or having problems with their partners.
There have been efforts made by some police departments to increase the number of female officers.
343 New York City Fire Department (FDNY) firemen (including a chaplain and two paramedics); 37 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (PAPD) officers; 23 New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers; and 20 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) officers.
Of the 343 FDNY men, 182 were from Engine Company 6, and 151 were from Battalion 1. All but three of the men killed were between the ages of 19 and 48. The most experienced man killed was Lt. Paul Schenk, who had been with the department for over 40 years. He was married with four children.
Of the 37 PAPD officers killed, 28 were members of the Boston Police Department (BPD). One officer each worked for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Miami-Dade County Police Department, and the Prince George's County, Maryland, Police Department. The remaining nine officers were from various states within the United States.
Of the 23 NYPD officers killed, 16 were members of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit (ESU). Four officers were from other divisions within the NYPD: one detective, one sergeant, and two officers whose units were not specified. Of the 16 ESU officers, eight were male and eight were female. Two of the females were pregnant.
343 New York City Fire Department (FDNY) firemen (including a chaplain and two paramedics); 37 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (PAPD) officers; 23 New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers; and 26 United States Secret Service agents were killed in the attacks.
In addition, 2 NYPD officers died while responding to the attacks. A third officer was injured while on duty but survived.
Here are the deaths by department:
Port Authority Police Department: 36 officers
New York City Police Department: 23 officers
New York City Fire Department: 343 firefighters
United States Secret Service: 32 agents
Additionally, 9 other law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty during 2001: 5 federal agents, 1 policeman from Pennsylvania, 1 sheriff's deputy from California, and 2 prison guards from South Carolina.
These numbers do not include the perpetrators or any other non-law enforcement personnel who may have been killed in the attacks.
Overall, September 11th has been called "the deadliest day in U.S. history." The number of people killed in the attacks is estimated to be between 2,721 and 3,941.
NYPD stands for New York City Police Department. It is one of the country's largest and oldest police departments. With nearly 36,000 police officers and 19,000 civilian personnel, the NYPD has established itself as the greatest police force in the United States.
Chicago gets a lot of attention for having the third-largest police force in the United States, but its reputation isn't rooted in quality policing. Chicago's crime rate is lower than that of many other large cities but not by much. The city has had more than 50 murders per 100,000 people this year so far - almost twice the national average.
Los Angeles has the fourth-largest police force in the United States. The LAPD has over 21,000 employees, including 18,000 sworn officers. Its budget is $1.5 billion.
Philadelphia has the fifth-largest police force in the United States. At 6,000 officers, it is less than half the size of the NYPD but still ranks second only to Detroit's police department among American cities. The Philadelphia Police Department was also once ranked number one, but that was before "Ripper" killings caught up with them in the mid-1990s. Today, the department is back down to earth and focuses mostly on crime prevention instead of catching criminals.
There are 50 police chiefs. In the history of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Minneapolis Police Department has had 50 chiefs. The first three chiefs were appointed and did not join the department; they were replaced by deputy chiefs.
The current chief is Medaria Arradondo who was hired on October 17, 2017. He was previously the assistant chief of staff for community relations at the Miami Police Department.
Arradondo was selected by the city council over several other candidates including former chiefs Joseph Dickhaner, David Howser, and Donald Washington. He was hired with a salary of $175,000.
Dickhaner was the first chief of the MPD and was appointed in 1992 after the previous chief was fired. He retired in April 2015 after 31 years with the department. During his time as chief, the force underwent significant reform and modernization. He was paid an annual salary of $180,000.
Howser was named chief of the MPD in 2005 after serving as commander of the Air Support Division. He was paid an annual salary of $185,000.
Washington was named chief of the MPD after Howser left to become the director of public safety for Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government.