She was a great cop. She was a wonderful woman.
Port Authority police Capt. Kathy Mazza, who died while rescuing people on Sept. 11, is being recognized today in the annual Women of Action awards ceremony in Jersey City.
Mazza, 46 at the time of her death, used her sidearm to blast an escape route through floor-to-ceiling glass walls of the North Tower mezzanine, allowing hundreds to escape on 9/11, according to the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association’s website.
"She was one of the people who went out of their way to save people’s lives that day," Chris Delosh, who was married to Mazza for 16 years, said in an NJ.com report. "She was a wonderful woman and a great cop, too."
The Long Island native’s name is inscribed on the 9/11 Memorial alongside the names of other Port Authority police officers killed in the 2001 attacks. In total, the department lost 37.
Mazza will be among 18 women recognized in the City Hall ceremony as part of Women’s History Month, the online report said.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff