North Arlington in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Detective James Zadroga
Feb. 16, 1971 – Jan. 5, 2006
After the terrorist attacks on the New York
World Trade Center, North Arlington resident,
New York Detective James Zadroga spent
weeks digging through the rubble.
First looking for survivors, he then searched for
remains to help bring closure to the families
who lost loved ones.
While helping others at Ground Zero, Detective
James Zadroga contracted an incurable lung
disease that would ultimately take his life.
His selfless desire to help others will always
“Don’t feel sorry for me. I only did my job.”
Gone But Not Forgotten
Sept. 11, 2001
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 2001.
Location. 40° 47.177′ N, 74° 7.379′ W. Marker is in North Arlington, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Schuyler Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the east side of James Zadroga Memorial Soccer Field, overlooking the site of Ground Zero. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Arlington 9/11 Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 9/11 First Responders Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pope John Paul II (approx. half a mile away); North Arlington War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Pulaski Drive (approx. 0.7 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Rutgers Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Route 7 Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Arlington.
More about this marker. An image of Detective Zadroga appears at the top of the marker. The bottom of the marker features birds flying past the Twin Towers.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.