Jillian Suarez was just 9 years old when her father, Officer Ramon Suarez, was killed while rescuing people trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Now, she’s one of 270 other police recruits who took the Oath of Honor at the New York City police academy.
“I chose my career because of him,” she said. “I mean, I did it because of him. I wanted to follow in his footsteps.”
Suarez talked about how her father influenced her during an interview with her mother on a blog on the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website.
Ramon Suarez was last seen that day running back into the North Tower after he and another officer saved a woman who was unable to walk, CNN affiliate WPIX reported.
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SOURCE: CNN, Doug Criss