Police & Fire

Scotch Plains Remembers 9/11 Victims on 16th Anniversary of Terror Attacks

Scotch Plains Police Lieutenant Joseph Zito Credits: John Mooney
Police officers and firefighters stand at attention at the 9/11 Memorial in Scotch Plains. Credits: John Mooney
Mayor Al Smith presided over the ceremony. Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains 9/11 Memorial Credits: John Mooney
Artist and former Scotch Plains Police Sgt. Ernie Hernandez, who designed the Scotch Plains 9/11 Memorial, was among those observing a moment of silence Credits: John Mooney
Township Manager Al Mirabella Credits: John Mooney
Councilman Ted Spera Credits: John Mooney
Councilman John Del Sordi Credits: John Mooney
Deputy Mayor Llewellyn Jones Credits: John Mooney
Fanwood Fire Chief John Piccola Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains Fire Chief John Lestarchick Credits: John Mooney
Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley Credits: John Mooney
Rescue Squad Captain Nancy Mustachio Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains Rescue Squad President Edward Fiedler. Credits: John Mooney
Senior Police Officers from Scotch Plains and Fanwood at the 9/11 Commemorations on Monday evening in Scotch Plains. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains hosted its annual 9/11 memorial service on Monday to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Mayor Al Smith presided over the service, which began at 6:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains 9/11 Memorial on the Alan M. Augustine Village Green. The ceremony included a ceremony in which members of the Scotch Plains and Fanwood police, fire and EMS services laid flowers at the memorial.

Three Scotch Plains residents lost their lives during the attacks of 9/11: Matthew Horning, Mark Rothenberg, and James Walsh: 

  • Matthew Horning, 26, (SPFHS, Class of 1993), a database administrator for Marsh & McLennan in the World Trade Center.
  • Mark David Rothenberg, 52, owner of a successful importing business, who was a passenger on United Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, PA.
  • Jim Walsh, 37, a computer programmer for Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center.

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