Friday, 24 June 2011 00:00
The Town of Oyster Bay is in the process of constructing memorials to Port Authority Police Captain Kathy Mazza, the North Massapequa native and former Farmingdale resident who was the first female Port Authority officer to perish in the line of duty during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Towards that end, Councilman Joe Muscarella recently joined Port Authority of New York-New Jersey officials as three pieces of steel from the World Trade Center were loaded onto trucks to transport them to the Town of Oyster Bay.
The steel pieces will be incorporated into memorials to Captain Mazza, who perished on September 11 while helping rescue people from 1 World Trade Center.
The memorials will be located in Captain Kathy Mazza Park and Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park, both in Farmingdale, and at her alma mater, Plainedge High School.
Captain Mazza, who grew up in North Massapequa and was living in Farmingdale on September 11, was also the first female commander of the Port Authority Police Academy. A decade after that traumatic day, citizens of both Farmingdale and Massapequa remain determined to keep her memory alive.