Sergeant Roy was driving to traffic court in the morning when he witnessed the first plane crash into the first tower. He called his wife on his cell phone to tell her he would not be home that evening due to the rescue operations he anticipated being involved in. He was killed during the rescue operation when one of the towers collapsed.
Sergeant Roy served with the New York City Police Department for 16 years, and is survived by his wife and three children.
Sergeant Roy was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor for his heroic actions.
He was assigned to the Traffic Control Division's Surface Transportation Enforcement District - Bus Squad.
In October 2017, Sergeant Roy's daughter graduated from the police academy in New York. She made three arrests in her first week on the job, including a gun bust. She was 7 years old when her father was killed.
“Since I was very young, I grew up seeing heroes,” Sergeant Roy's daughter told reporters when she was sworn in as a recruit. “It’s just always been a dream to be one of them, and especially (after) what my father has done for the nation, the country. It was a true aspiration to be able to try and follow in his footsteps.”
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