Last week Brittney Roy, along with 469 new recruits, took the Oath of Honor at the Police Academy. Brittney Roy tragically lost her father, Sergeant Timothy A Roy, on September 11th, 2001. Over 15 years later, she has decided to carry on her father’s legacy by joining the Finest Police Department in the country.
Sergeant Timothy A. Roy was off duty on 9/11 when he heard about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He immediately rushed into Manhattan to help in any way possible. Sergeant Timothy A. Roy was last seen and heard around the South Tower.
Although Brittney was only seven-years-old when she lost her father, she was deeply inspired by the men and women who risk their lives to serve and protect this city. In her own words:
“Since I was very young, growing up in the police department, you really see the true heroes. … It’s just always been a dream to be one of them. Especially what my dad had done for the nation, the country, it was a true aspiration to be able to try to follow in his footsteps.”
NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill believes Brittney Roy exemplifies what New York’s Finest stand for. Her determination and enthusiasm will make her a great addition to the Department:
“She’s a professional young woman. She’s thrilled to be here, to carry on the legacy of her father. I think that’s great. Her dad was a courageous guy. I’m real happy she’s here, she’s going to make a great contribution to the NYPD,” said Commissioner O’Neill.