The New Yorker asked their contributors to look back and comment on how their lives have changed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Edward Conlon, a former NYPD detective and author of Blue Blood and Red On Red, offered his comments in the current issue of the magazine.
I was a new detective in a South Bronx precinct. That morning, I’d caught a case—a gunpoint bodega robbery from the night before—when the news came on the TV. The sergeant told us to put on our uniforms: “We’re at war. Let’s suit up.”
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