Survivors of the Shield In The News

Survivors of the shield in the News




  • September 28, 2017 NY Post  The true story of a cop’s forgotten ‘9/11’ death — from 1976 After the 9/11 terror attacks, a Suffolk Community College teacher had a special assignment for her students: Write about where they were and what they were doing that day.


  • May 15, 1989   NY Times  Cuomo Outlines Plan to Aid Kin Of Slain Police  At a news conference in his office at the World Trade Center, the Governor said he hoped the program would help mitigate the families’ suffering. He said the plan was inspired by a recent meeting he had with the three widows, Mary Beth Ruotolo, Susan McCormack and Kathleen Murray.



  • May 5, 1989 NewsDay New York  Police Widows Attempt to Care For Their Own Lana Galapo turned on her television set last October for the first time in two months, and froze in disbelief. She hadn’t watched television since August, when her husband, Police Officer Joe Galapo, was accidentally shot to death by his partner during an undercover buy-and-bust drug operation in Brooklyn. But on the night of Oct. 18,


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