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  • Port Authority Police Officer Jeffrey Croissant of the PAPD Newark Liberty International Airport Command was selected as the Port Authority PBA Cop of the Month for March, 2021. P.O. Croissant was on patrol in Newark Airport's Terminal C when he observed a 60-year-old man collapse in the Terminal's baggage claim area. P.O. Croissant immediately responded and found the man not breathing and without a pulse. Croissant began CPR, requested EMS and additional officers. Also in the area, after arriving on a flight, was Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiac surgeon and a famed TV personality. Dr. Oz joined Croissant, who was now applying an automatic external defibrillator. P.O. Croissant and Dr. Oz successfully revived the man. 
The Port Authority PBA honored Police Officer Croissant not only for his professional lifesaving efforts and selfless service, but also for his actions bringing national attention to the need for everyone to learn the simple, lifesaving steps of CPR. P.O. Croissant appeared twice on Dr. Oz's show to talk about the importance of CPR. Thank you P.O. Croissant. 
  • The Port Authority PBA was honored to present the Port Authority PBA Cop of the Month Award for February, 2021, to Police Officer Lauren Dombi of the #PAPD Staten Island Bridges Command. On February 18, P.O. Dombi was alerted to an armed car jacking by the victim. P.O. Dombi spotted the vehicle and gave chase through Staten Island and into the cities of Elizabeth and Newark, New Jersey. Police Officer Dombi's professionalism and dedication to her sworn duties successfully ended an armed carjacking and brought the suspect to face criminal charges in two states. The Port Authority PBA thanks Police Officer Dombi for her selfless service to the people of New York, New Jersey and the millions using Port Authority facilities.
Pictured: P.O. Lauren Dombi and P.O. Brian Ahern, PAPBA Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

On September 11, 2001, thirty-seven Port Authority police officers perished in the line of duty at the World Trade Center. The Port Authority Police Department holds the unfortunate distinction of losing the most police officers in a single incident in the history of American law enforcement. As the nation and law enforcement prepares to honor all lost on the somber 20-year anniversary of that horrible day, the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association, the union representing Port Authority police officers, created a 9/11 20th Anniversary Challenge Coin immortalizing the PAPD37. The initials of each PAPD officer killed on 9/11 are inscribed on the coins' edges. Also inscribed is Sirius, the PAPD K9 killed that day. All proceeds from the sale of these special coins will go to the Port Authority PBA Widows and Children's Fund. 
The Port Authority Police Department is the original law enforcement agency to police the World Trade Center campus. From the day the first shovel of earth was removed from the ground to build the World Trade Center there has been a PAPD Police Station at the World Trade Center. Two of those station houses were destroyed; on February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. In spite of these tragedies, the PAPD continues its mission at the WTC, protecting millions of people each year.
The coins are available for $15., each and $50., for the set of four. You can order by calling the phone numbers on the posted flyer and, by sending an email to
  • Rest in Peace Arvada, Colorado, Police Officer Gordon Beesley, E.O.W. 6/21/2021. Police Officer Beesley responded to a suspicious event call, engaged an armed suspect and was fatally shot. P.O. Beesley was a member of the Arvada Police Department for 19 years and served in many assignments including the School Resource and Motorcycle Units. Gordon, rest in the Lord's eternal embrace. Always Honored, Never Forgotten. 
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