- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 15, 2001

The president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police yesterday called on law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and the world to pay tribute to their fallen colleagues in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Bruce D. Glasscock, who also serves as chief of the Plano, Texas, Police Department, urged all law enforcement agencies to shroud their badges for the next two weeks as a demonstration of respect, remembrance and comradeship for the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives.
"These officers died in the performance of their duty," the chief said.
"They died doing what law enforcement officers are supposed to do, protecting the public and assisting the victims of this horrible crime."
"The New York Police Department has suffered a tragic loss and shrouding our badges will let them know that law enforcement officers worldwide share their grief and honor their fallen comrades," he said.
More than 300 police and firefighters in New York are missing and many are presumed dead in the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center by two commercial jetliners that had been hijacked by terrorists with ties to international fugitive Osama bin Laden.


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