STAMFORD, Conn. — Sept. 11 is a day that touches Thaddeus Jankowski, Stamford’s director of Public Safety, Health, and Welfare, personally as his Brooklyn fire department was one of the many to respond to the World Trade Center.
Jankowski, who was at home when the attacks took place, called his officer on duty, Daniel Suhr, to warn him. “This is terrorism, be careful,” he remembered telling Suhr 11 years ago.
That was the last time he spoke to Suhr, who died leading people out of the burning buildings. Jankowski said that at least 18 people owe their lives to ...