NYPD Headquarters Displays Portraits of 9/11 Heroes

NYPD Headquarters Displays Portraits of 9/11 Heroes

Left to right, Stephen Gardner, Anthony Bonano and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton stand next to a painting of NYPD Deputy Chief Steve Bonano. Photo by NYPD

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton joined family members of 9/11 first responders at a luncheon on Feb. 1 to commemorate the extension of the Zadroga Act, according to the New York Daily News.

One of the family members in attendance was Jillian Suarez, daughter of Officer Ramon Suarez, who is depicted in a portrait helping a survivor on 9/11 shortly before he was killed. Jillian Suarez told the Daily News that the portrait of her father touched her heart, "to see how they did the painting, from his chin to every part of his body and the way they captured every moment, including the background."

The portraits were previously exhibited in the Senate Rotunda in Washington D.C. and are now on display inside NYPD Headquarters at 1 Police Plaza.

By Christine Murphy, 9/11 Memorial Administration/Researcher