Sergeant Andrew Wender
Court Officers Academy, Unified Court System.
Awarded the Medal of Valor from the NYS Supreme Court
"We continued up to
the 51st Floor until we felt the tower teetering back and forth. The second
tower to be hit, the north tower # 2 had collapsed. Inside our tower # 1 all the
lights went out, even the emergency lighting. In addition to all the sprinklers
which are on the whole time, now you have the jet fuel making it's way down..
You are literally up to your ankle, over your foot in it. You can feel it in
your socks. ..Then there is the smoke and your are in complete darkness as the
building is teetering back and forth.. I remember a Chief from the Port
Authority Police saying "It's time to get out." ...so I knew it was bad!"
testimony written by Author Barbara E. Lang, NYC
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