The daughter of a New York Police Department officer killed in the 9/11 attacks is now a member of the force herself. Brittney Roy of Massapequa Park on Long Island was sworn in Thursday along with 473 other recruits, reports the AP. Her father, Sgt. Timothy Roy, had been assigned to the NYPD's surface transit enforcement division and was working in the Brooklyn courts when he heard reports of planes hitting the World Trade Center.
The 36-year-old Roy rushed to Lower Manhattan to help and was last seen near the South Tower before it collapsed. His body was found the following March. “The day before St. Patrick’s Day, which was his favorite holiday, he was found,” said his daughter, per the Daily News. “We were able to bury his body at that point.” Now 22, she was just 7 years old when her father died. "Since I was very young, I grew up seeing heroes," she said.