NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A first responder who survived the Sept. 11 attacks will report for his final roll call Thursday.
Port Authority Police Lt. David Lim is one of only 16 survivors of the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.READ MORE: New Yorkers Cautiously Optimistic Bennett Will Be Good For Israel; Local Palestinians Not Confident Move Will Benefit Middle East
On 9/11, Lim was on duty in the North Tower when it collapsed at 10:28 a.m. in 11 seconds, killing everyone still alive on upper floors and scores of first responders.
Incredibly, Lim, 12 firefighters and three civilians who were climbing down Stairwell B of the North Tower survived.READ MORE: Delta Variant Intensifies Urgency To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Health Experts Say
Lim’s canine partner, Sirius, perished in the collapse.
Lim is retiring after a 34-year-career of dedicated service to the Port Authority of New York New Jersey, where he most recently served as a member of the PAPD elite K-9 unit patrolling LaGuardia Airport.
After the final roll call, Lim will participate in a ceremonial walk-out at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at LaGuardia Airport, Building 137.MORE NEWS: Long Island High School Custodian Saves Choking Student With Heimlich Maneuver; 'I Literally Turned Purple'
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