It’s not often to find a story linked to 9/11 that is anything but painful to read, but this is one of those rare and welcome exceptions. The New York Police Department announced this week that the daughter of Sgt. Timothy Roy, who was killed on 9/11, has just joined the force herself at age 22.
Meet Brittney Roy, daughter of NYPD Sgt. Timothy Roy who was killed on 9/11. Today, Brittney joined the NYPD. Let's say thank you & congrats pic.twitter.com/ECVVo320Dz
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 14, 2017
POLICE Magazine reports that Brittney Thompson was just 7 when her father was killed; on Thursday, she was one of 474 recruits sworn in at the Police Academy in Queens to join the class’ six-month training program.
“Since I was very young, growing up in the police department, you really see the true heroes. … It’s just always been a dream to be one of them,” she said.
— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) April 14, 2017
— Lisa Rosales (@GlendoraChief) April 15, 2017
@POTUS Congratulations, Brittney Roy. May God Bless you and keep you safe and Thank you for your service.
— Maxe (@Maxe2009) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews Congrats to you!
— NYPD 113th Precinct (@NYPD113Pct) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews I'd say "Welcome to the NYPD family" but you've always been a part of it. And we all–especially your guardian angel–have your back.
— Michael Devine (@MichaeIDevine) April 14, 2017
— No More PC BS (@PCIsAVirus) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews A family of heros ??
Thanks for your service and sacrifice.
— Marie McKenzie (@Mmarie2539) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews Serving people is the highest calling. Very brave and courageous
— Gibson Ali Holemba (@HolembaGibson) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews Best of luck. You're father is never forgotten. ????
— Ronnin?? (@ronnin42) April 14, 2017
— Jeffrey Jay Blatt (@TechLawExpert) April 14, 2017
— Chip Lonsdale (@notredamelax30) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews Good luck to you Brittney. Make NYC a better place.??
— JRT? (@freedomloverjt) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews Thank you! ??♀️???Stay safe
— Donna Schmidt (@donzie1960) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews I am in WA state but kick ass! Your father is watching with pride, I am sure!!!
— Wandering Mind (@PonderingMindz) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews From your crazy neighbour to the north. Congrats.
— Buff Badger ?? (@Buffbadbadger) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews Good luck Brittney from Milton Keynes, England. You're a credit to your father. Congratulations and be safe ?
— Dan Moore (@DanMooreMUFC) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews God bless you girl. Your father would be proud of you. ❤️
— TechniDeb52%?? (@Technideb) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews Thank you more than words can say and congratulations for following your father's legacy and beginning your own.
— Laurie Hensley (@Dewlauhen21) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews Strength and Honor
— Stephen Palleschi (@steverangers3) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews Congrats to her and may GOD keep her and all the blue safe????
— Lou Ann Presley (@LouAnnPresley1) April 14, 2017
— Roger Funk (@frisian69) April 14, 2017
— TeriDavisNewman (@TeriDavisNewman) April 14, 2017
@NYPDnews These are the people who make a country great. My condolences for your father and my respects for you.
— Ricardo Alfredo ? (@RicardoAlfredo) April 14, 2017