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NYPD Unveils Painting of Female Officer Lost in September 11th Attacks

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The New York City Police Department remembered the only female police officer lost in the September 11 attacks by unveiling a painting of her in her precinct Friday.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton led the ceremony at the 13th Police Precinct in Gramercy, where Moira Smith worked for five years.

Her husband, a retired police officer, and her daughter said the painting helps continue Smith's legacy.

"Every time Moira is recognized and remembered, it's always special. We always try and celebrate her, her life and her heroism," said James Smith, Moira Smith's husband. "For us, it's always a good day to come out and just remind people of what the New York City Police Department does every single day."

"It's a very proud moment," said Patricia Smith, Moira Smith's daughter. "It definitely, I think it definitely portrays her well."

Her family said the original painting is part of the Ground Zero 360 exhibit that is touring around the world.

Smith was one of two officers from the 13th Precinct who died in the attacks.

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