BENEFITING: Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
EVENT: New York City 2014
EVENT DATE: Sep 28, 2014
James Romito served 30 years for the Port Authority Police. On September 11th, Chief Romito went up to the twenty-seventh floor of the North Tower and was supervising rescue workers who were trying to find survivors. He sent some officers outside for first-aid supplies. As the floors above them began to cave in, he ordered personnel to retreat. A colleague said that Chief Romito turned back from a clear stairwell to go back for a group of firefighters. That day, he made the ultimate sacrifice. Our family finds comfort in knowing how many people were saved as a result of his efforts. Until we meet again we hold you in the palm of our hand. We will never forget you.