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Street Corner Renamed For Police Officer, Journalist Killed On 9/11

Glen Pettit Corner Dedication (credit: facebook.com/NYPD)

Glen Pettit Corner Dedication (credit: facebook.com/NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD dedicated a street corner to a police officer and journalist who died in the World Trade Center south tower on Sept. 11, 2001.

The corner of East 20th Street and Second Avenue has been renamed for Glen Pettit. The corner is near the police academy, where Pettit made instructional videos for recruits.

Pettit was a videographer with News 12 Long Island and a freelance photographer for Newsday, but was assigned to the NYPD’s video production unit just before the terror attacks.

He was last seen running into the south tower shortly before it collapsed.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly presided over the dedication ceremony. Pettit’s family was on hand to watch the official dedication.