The New York Times

March 21, 2002

Policewoman's Remains Found at Trade Center


The remains of the only city policewoman killed at the World Trade Center were found yesterday, along with those of two court officers and two Port Authority police officers.

The name tag and shield of the policewoman, Officer Moira Smith, were found near her remains, according to Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said. The names of the others were not immediately released.

Officer Smith's remains were found at 5 a.m., and Mr. Kelly was part of the police honor guard that escorted her out of the trade center site.

Her husband, Officer James Smith, was out of state when the remains were found.

Officer Smith, 38, had been taking witness statements on Sept. 11 at a Midtown police station and rushed downtown voluntarily.

"She in essence gathered people together and responded to the World Trade Center with other people from the 13th Precinct," Mr. Kelly said.

"She was very lively, really loved life, and was a very energetic person."