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Glen Pettit street-sign dedication ceremony

Jane and Tom Wixted, of Ronkonkoma, greet NYPD

Jane and Tom Wixted, of Ronkonkoma, greet NYPD Chief Joseph Esposito outside of the Police Academy on East 20th Street during a street-renaming ceremony Saturday in honor of their son Officer Glen K. Pettit, who died on Sept. 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center. (Dec. 1, 2012) Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

A New York City street sign will now bear the name of NYPD Officer Glen K. Pettit, of Oakdale. The 30-year-old died in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2011, at the World Trade Center while serving with the police video production unit. The portion of the street outside of the Police Academy on East 20th Street in Manhattan will now be known as police Officer Glen K. Pettit Corner.

Jane Wixted, of Ronkonkoma, spoke outside the police
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Jane Wixted, of Ronkonkoma, spoke outside the police academy on East 20th Street during a street-renaming ceremony Saturday in honor of her son, Officer Glen K. Pettit. He died in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001, while serving with the police video production unit. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Jane and Tom Wixted, of Ronkonkoma, speak with
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Jane and Tom Wixted, of Ronkonkoma, speak with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly outside of the police academy on East 20th Street during the street-renaming ceremony Saturday in honor of Officer Glen K. Pettit. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Police officers stand at attention outside the police
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Police officers stand at attention outside the police academy on East 20th Street during a street-renaming ceremony Saturday in honor of Officer Glen K. Pettit, who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Tom and Jane Wixted, members of the extended
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Tom and Jane Wixted, members of the extended Pettit family and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly gather around a new street sign in honor of Officer Glen K. Pettit outside the police academy on East 20th Street in Manhattan. (Dec. 1, 2012)

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly finishes speaking outside the
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly finishes speaking outside the police academy on East 20th Street in Manhattan. (Dec. 1, 2012)

“Glen always wanted the best shot and
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

“Glen always wanted the best shot and I'm sure he got it on 9/11,“ Jane Wixted said of her son, Officer Glen K. Pettit, who died on Sept. 11, 2001. He was filming a video that the NYPD planned to use to show recruits how officers handle crises. (Dec. 1, 2012)

NYPD Officer Glenn K. Pettit died on Sept.
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

NYPD Officer Glenn K. Pettit died on Sept. 11, 2001, while serving with a video production crew. He was last seen heading into the south tower of the World Trade Center minutes before it collapsed, according to the NYPD. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Police officers stand at attention outside of the
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Police officers stand at attention outside of the police academy on East 20th Street during the street-renaming ceremony Saturday. James O'Keefe, deputy commissioner of training, said Officer Glen K. Pettit came into the job with a wealth of experience and a smile that lit up the room, making him an instant standout. (Dec. 1, 2012)

A partial view outside of the police academy
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

A partial view outside of the police academy on East 20th Street. The portion of the street outside of the academy is now known as Police Officer Glen K. Pettit Corner. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Police officers stand at attention outside of the
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Police officers stand at attention outside of the police academy on East 20th Street during the street-renaming ceremony Saturday in honor of Officer Glen K. Pettit. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Jane and Tom Wixted, of Ronkonkoma, greet NYPD
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Jane and Tom Wixted, of Ronkonkoma, greet NYPD Chief Joseph Esposito outside of the Police Academy on East 20th Street during a street-renaming ceremony Saturday in honor of their son Officer Glen K. Pettit, who died on Sept. 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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