NYPD Officer Talks About Bin Laden Killing During Trek To Ft. Wayne

By Jeff Neumeyer

May 2, 2011 Updated May 2, 2011 at 5:32 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, IN (Indiana's NewsCenter) --- Coverage of the killing of Osama Bin Laden was watched closely by a New York City police officer visiting Fort Wayne for a training conference.

That police officer was personally impacted by the 911 attacks.

So many firefighters and police officers from New York lost their lives when the World Trade Center towers collapsed, the most heinous act of terrorism that Bin Laden helped to plan.

Peter Segreti is in Fort Wayne for a three-day SWAT team conference that’s being held at the city’s Public Safety Academy.

Officers taking part, among other things, are practicing tactics similar to those employed by Navy Seals who stormed a Pakistani compound over the weekend, before shooting and killing Bin Laden.

14 members of Segreti's unit died as a result of efforts to rescue people from the doomed towers.

Rather than feeling vindicated that Bin Laden was taken out, he encouraged U.S. officials and citizens to not become complacent.

Peter Segreti/NYPD Officer: " Just killing one individual is not going to stop terrorism from happening, so I think we continue training like we're doing here today, and continue on being vigilant, and making sure that our cities are safe. I think that's the most important thing that we should be worrying about, not worrying about just one person."

But Segreti still believes we need to say a big thanks to our military forces overseas, which not only killed Bin Laden, but also continue to fight terrorism on many fronts.




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