New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police
Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly will host a plaque dedication to Police Officers
Ramon Suarez and Mark Ellis, who died during the attacks on the World Trade
Center, at a ceremony on Thursday, October 24, at 3 p.m. The dedication will
take place at Union Square in Manhattan.
Police Officers Suarez and Ellis were partners assigned to Transit District
4. Both were off-duty when the planes struck the World Trade Center on September
11, 2001. However, upon learning of the attack, they commandeered a cab and
raced downtown to help people escape the buildings. They went missing when the
towers collapsed, and their remains were later identified during the recovery
effort. Officer Ray Suarez was 45; Officer Mark Ellis was 21.
Following the speeches by Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly, Carmen
Suarez, Ray's wife, will deliver remarks.
WHAT: NEW YORK CITY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG AND POLICE COMMISSIONER
RAYMOND W. KELLY TO HOST PLAQUE DEDICATION TO TWO OFFICERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, AT 3 P.M.
WHERE: UNION SQUARE, MANHATTAN