New York Daily News

March 7, 2002

2 Cops' Bodies Found

By Michele McPhee and Richard Weir

The bodies of two city cops were among the "slew of people" whose remains were found at Ground Zero last night as workers dug into a hill of debris that had been off-limits until this week, police said.

"It was very emotional," said a police source of the discovery of the remarkably intact bodies.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was there as the flag-shrouded remains were removed from the wreckage.

Police were not immediately able to reach the families of the cops, who were among 23 NYPD officers killed Sept. 11.

An unknown number of other bodies were recovered from the hill, which had served as a makeshift ramp until Monday, when it was replaced by a steel bridge.