George Howard

By a ChicagoTribune Staff Writer

Officer George Howard, 44 was on his day off Tuesday from his job with the Port Authority police when he heard about the first attack at the World Trade Center.

"He called his command and they told him to come in, and they gave him a vehicle, and he went down to the WTC," said Danese.

Howard--who was married and the father of two boys--made it to the scene before either building collapsed, and like other Port Authority police, "he too was in a rescue operation when the buildings came down," and was trapped, Danese said.

Of the 37 Port Authority officers trapped in the trade center, only Howard's and Pezzulo's bodies had been found by Sunday afternoon, Danese said.

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