By James Favata
We can all remember exactly where we were during the deadly terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
I was stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia – and we all realized that the world had changed in an instant.
September 11, 2001 was also the day that Brittney Roy, then 7 years old, learned her father was never coming home.
Timothy Roy, an officer with the New York City Police Department, rushed into the South Tower to assist, and didn’t make it out before the building collapsed.
He died a hero, as many first responders did that day.
And 16 years later, his daughter just paid him an amazing tribute.
Brittney Roy, now 23, recently graduated from the city’s Police Academy, and her first week on the job has brought rave reviews.
Roy made three arrests during her first week on the job, including a gun bust when she was following up on an assault complaint.
Now, her fellow city police think Roy may be the next New York “super cop.” And dad would be awfully proud.
“Since I was very young, I grew up seeing heroes,” she said. “It’s always been a dream to be one of them, and especially with what my father has done for the nation.”
Timothy Roy made the ultimate sacrifice for New York City and our country. Now, through his daughter, Roy’s family is giving even more.
Go get ‘em, Brittney.
James Favata is an Air Force veteran and a freelance writer based out of Virginia. He covers military and law enforcement issues for America Uncensored.