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Readout of Secretary Napolitano's Visit to New York

Release Date: 
November 3, 2011

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

NEW YORK—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to New York to receive the Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Memorial Award at the fifth annual Security Week, hosted by the InterPort Police and the Security Industry Association in partnership with the Police Forum, Security Industry Association and the ISC solutions Technology Exhibition.

“I am truly humbled and honored to receive the Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Memorial Award. September 11th was a defining moment for our nation and for the first responders who serve in cities and communities throughout the United States,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I am proud of the strong partnerships that DHS has forged with the InterPort Police, and with city, state, and local partners around the country and throughout the world.”

The Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Memorial Award is named after Superintendent Fred V. Morrone—the highest-ranking police official to die in the World Trade Center in 2001. Morrone served as the Superintendent of the Police for the New York and New Jersey Port Authority Police Department. Secretary Napolitano is the fifth recipient of this award, established to honor individuals who have made a significant policy impact in the fight against terrorism.

The InterPort Police—International Association of Airport and Seaport Police—serve around the world to ensure the safety of passengers and security of the global supply chain as well as prevention of transnational crime and terrorism throughout the global transportation system.

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