PO Stephen Driscoll
Officer Stephen Driscoll was killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks while attempting to rescue the victims trapped in the World Trade Center.
Officer Driscoll was a US Navy veteran and had served with the New York City Police Department for 9 years. He is survived by his wife, son, parents, four sisters, and a brother.
He was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department’s Medal of Honor for his heroic actions. He was assigned to ESU Truck 4.
On September 11, 2001 P.O. Stephen P. Driscoll made the supreme sacrifice during the World Trade Center attack in New York City , so that complete strangers may live. Stephen was born on July 4, 1963 and raised in Bronx County, NY attending Saint Agnes High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1981- 1985 as a Seabee Construction Mechanic. He later was employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company and the Metro North Railroad Company. He was appointed as a Police Officer in the New York City Police Department on January 13, 1992. Stephen served in the Midtown South Precinct, and the Disorder Control Unit. On January 16, 1996 he was transferred to the Street Crime Unit. On February 9, 1998 he was transferred to the Emergency Services Squad # 4. Stephen was a member of the N.Y.P.D. Emerald Society Pipe Band Color Guard, the N.Y.P.D. Holy Name Society, the N.Y.P.D. U.S. Navy Association, the N.Y.P.D. Patrolmen?s Benevolent Association , the New York State Fraternal Order of Police, and a past Volunteer Fireman in the Croton on Hudson , N.Y. Fire Department.
Stephen was a Trustee with the New York State Shields , and the Lake Carmel , N.Y. Community Center. On November 11, 2001 the Lake Carmel, NY Community Center dedicated Driscoll Hall. On November 27, 2001 the Shields renamed our Medal of Valor , as the P.O. Stephen P. Driscoll Medal of Valor , to honor his memory. On October 17, 2002 the N.Y.P.D. Navy Association presented the first annual Stephen P. Driscoll award. In 2003 the New York State Fraternal Order of Police formed the Stephen P. Driscoll Memorial Lodge.
Stephen is survived by his parents Patrick and Letitia , his wife Ann, son Barry , siblings, Gail, Sheila, Jeanne, Michelle, and Michael , and mother-in-law Helene, brother-in-laws, Billy (ret.FDNY), John (NYPD Sgt.), Joe (NYS Corrections Officer) , sister-in-law Keri, and many nieces and nephews.
Stephen Driscoll was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor during the Annual Medal Day ceremony on December 4, 2001. The New York City Police Department Medal of Honor is the highest award that may be bestowed upon a member of the service.
Stephen was part of a search-and-rescue team assembled just minutes after the first jet hit the north tower.
He was no stranger to dangerous assignments. Attached to ESU Truck 4, Stephen, 38, was used to the high-stakes action.
Dedicated Memorial Sites:
New York City Police Memorial Wall
Long Island 9/11 Memorial
Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation 9/11/01 Memorial
9/11 Memorial at St. Joseph’s Chapel
Queen Elizabeth II September 11 Memorial Garden
Conseleya 9/11 Memorial
Crescent Beach Park – Flagpole/Memorial for 9/11 Victims
Dewitt 9/11 Memorial
East Newark 9/11 Memorial
Fair Haven 9/11 Memorial