Occupation:Port Authority of New York & New Jersey | Police OfficerDedicated Memorial Sites:Reflections:The New York Times Portraits of Grief
Paul always wanted to be a police officer. He spent years earning a science degree and even worked in a New Jersey lab. Paul jumped at the chance to join the Conrail Transit Police, then also had a position with the Port Authority's Honor Guard, where he was the flag-bearer, which was the most important thing to him. It was said the flag bearing meant more to him than any of his commendations.
Officer Laszczynski was born in Baltimore and raised in Jersey City. At 6 feet 5 inches and 240 pounds, Laszczynski played football in both high school and college, and tried out for two professional football teams, the New York Jets, and the New York Giants.
Officer Laszczynski was the pride of his police department and rode his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with police groups that raised money for children's charities. Paul's spirit and heroism will forever give lasting memories to the lives of everyone he touched. He was the standard of what every public service is all about. (source)