Police Car Door

Description:

Description: This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris of the World Trade Center.

Context: New York City police officers immediately responded to the attack on the World Trade Center. With the collapse of the buildings, the NYPD lost both officers and vehicles. This door panel was removed from a crushed patrol car. Many fire trucks, squad cars, taxis, delivery vehicles, and private automobiles were destroyed as the World Trade Center collapsed. Twenty-three NYPD officers were killed in their attempts to save World Trade Center tenants.

Description: This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris of the World Trade Center.

Context: New York City police officers immediately responded to the attack on the World Trade Center. With the collapse of the buildings, the NYPD lost both officers and vehicles. This door panel was removed from a crushed patrol car. Many fire trucks, squad cars, taxis, delivery vehicles, and private automobiles were destroyed as the World Trade Center collapsed. Twenty-three NYPD officers were killed in their attempts to save World Trade Center tenants.

Description: This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris of the World Trade Center.

Context: New York City police officers immediately responded to the attack on the World Trade Center. With the collapse of the buildings, the NYPD lost both officers and vehicles. This door panel was removed from a crushed patrol car. Many fire trucks, squad cars, taxis, delivery vehicles, and private automobiles were destroyed as the World Trade Center collapsed. Twenty-three NYPD officers were killed in their attempts to save World Trade Center tenants.

Location: Currently not on view

Recovery Site: United States: New York, Fresh KillsRecovered: United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center

Associated Subject: September 11 Terrorist AttacksRelated Event: Attack on the World Trade CenterSeptember 11th Attacks

Subject:

See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11, September 11

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2002.0238.02Catalog Number: 2002.0238.02Accession Number: 2002.0238

Object Name: Door

Measurements: overall: 71 cm x 142 cm x 20.4 cm; 27 15/16 in x 55 7/8 in x 8 1/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-62fd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1195301

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