Episode 30

September 09, 2022


When the Towers Fell and the Years Since with Mike Essig

Hosted by

Patrick Yoes
When the Towers Fell and the Years Since with Mike Essig
Blue View by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
When the Towers Fell and the Years Since with Mike Essig

Show Notes

September 11th, 2001 is a day that will never be forgotten. On that day, 2,977 Americans were killed in a series of horrific terrorist attacks. Thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders would die in the ensuing years because of their exposure to toxic substances they faced at ground zero.

The attacks had a profound impact on American law enforcement, from forcing many state and local agencies to shift their priorities to being the catalyst behind the formation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Mike Essig, president of the New York State FOP Lodge.

Mike has over 30 years of law enforcement experience and currently serves as a Deputy Sheriff in Rockland County in its Anti-Terrorist Analytical Group.


00:00 – Intro

00:46 – About Mike Essig

04:21 – When the Towers Fell

11:20 – The Years Since

18:52 – There is a Human Toll

25:03 – The New York State FOP Remembers

31:05 – Final Thoughts

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