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National Law Enforcement Museum to Host Lecture Series Event Detailing the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 Witness to History: September 11, 2001

August 18, 2011

Washington, DC — September 11, 2001 remains one of the deadliest days in our nation’s history—more than 2,700 American citizens were killed in the terrorist attacks that struck U.S. soil. This date also remains the deadliest day in our nation’s law enforcement history—72 peace officers were killed in the line of duty.

Ten years later, the National Law Enforcement Museum will host the second installment of its lecture series entitled ‘Witness to History: September 11, 2001,’ to shed light on some little known facts about 9/11 from a law enforcement perspective. The event will be held in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 6:00pm and will include a moderated panel discussion.

Notable members of law enforcement will offer personal testimonies and recollections about what they witnessed on that day, as well as reflections on law enforcement’s collective response to the attacks, how policing has changed in the past decade, and more. Panelists will be available to answer questions about their experiences, providing what is sure to be a riveting and insightful discussion.

Panelists: Carl J. Truscott
Former Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and
Former Assistant Director, United States Secret Service

Joseph M. Morris
Chief, Port Authority of NY & NJ Police Department (Ret.)

Chief Richard Keevill
Pentagon Police Department
Former Commander, Virginia State Police
What: National Law Enforcement Museum Lecture Series
Witness to History: September 11, 2001
When: Thursday, September 8, 2011, 6 – 8:00pm
Reception begins at 6:00pm
Program to begin at 6:30pm
Where: Pew Charitable Trusts Building
901 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Check-in will take place in the lobby

Public access to this exclusive event is limited to space available and responses will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

NOTE: All guests attending this event, including media representatives, will be escorted to the North America Room, located on the second floor. Media representatives planning to cover this news conference are asked to register in advance by contacting Steve Groeninger at or by telephone (202-737-7135). Please provide your name and affiliation.

Steve Groeninger | (202) 737-7135