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Come hear the story of one of the First Responders to the World Trade Center on “9/11”. Peter Abbott was a New York City Police Officer whose Headquarters was only 4 blocks east of the “Twin Towers”. Pete and fellow officers responded when the first plane struck the North Tower, and he was on site when the second plane impacted the South Tower. With so many things that happened during 9/11 and the days that followed that didn’t make the news, his story about the NYPD’s response is something you don’t want to miss. Pete was in the middle of the events that would change our country for generations.


Pete served the NYPD for 22 years prior to being appointed Chief of Police for the Sarasota Police Department, where he served from 2002-2010. Pete quickly rose through the NYPD ranks and following promotions that included Captain/Precinct Commander he retired as an Inspector assigned as the Executive Officer for the NYPD’s First Deputy Commissioner. Along with his command positions, Pete was instrumental in organizing and coordinating security for many dignitaries that included several Presidential visits, as well as Pope John Paul II, in addition to other high-profile events such as the World Series, the Stanley Cup & The Million Man March for the City of New York.


As a first responder on 9/11, Pete has felt the pain of losing his brothers on that historic day and unfortunately has continued to lose friends from the after-effects of rushing in to help without regard for their personal safety. Help us keep the memory of those heroes alive.

Event Details

What to expect:



September 11th , 2019, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

  • Dinner
  • full bar
  • raffles
  • great prizes 
The Grove
10670 Boardwalk Loop
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Private cocktail party for “Event Sponsors” and “Platinum Level” sponsors prior to the main event from 5:30 – 6:30 to meet Pete  (Additional Information on back of event flyer)
Click Here to download a copy of the Sponsorship Flyer

Media Sponsor:
Sarasota Herald Tribune

This is an event to benefit our veterans, law enforcement, and first responders and is presented by

Operation Patriot Support (OPS)  “Serving Those Who Served Us”

A 501c3 organization