New York City Police Officer Moira Smith - the only female officer among the 23 NYPD cops who died on 9/11 - led stunned and bleeding people from the twin towers - only to run back in and perish with so many other heroes in the effort to rescue more.

Husband of 9/11 hero cop returns ‘Woman of the Year’ award after Bruce Jenner named

Bruce JennerAfter Glamour magazine awarded Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner as “Woman of the Year” last week, the husband of a law enforcement officer who was killed during the 9/11 attack returned his wife’s own posthumous award from the magazine.

As a result of Glamour’s decision, “Woman of the Year” doesn’t have the distinction it used to, and so James Smith pulled the award given in memory of his late wife Mona off his Long Island bookshelf and sent it back to the magazine, according to Biz Pac Review.

One month after the tragedy, the magazine awarded her with the distinction when she was killed rushing into the south tower to help usher people to safety.

Until last week, he was proud of the award — no more.

“I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year,’ ” Smith wrote in his letter to the magazine’s editor, Cindi Leive. He also referred to the former Olympian “Bruce Ball-less Jenner” and suggested other women who would be more deserving.

“Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?” Smith wrote. “At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police and firefighters putting their lives on the line for total strangers, brave women overcoming life threatening diseases . . . the list of possibilities goes on . . . is this the best you could do?”


NACOP Chiefs of Police – J Kouri

The National Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Florida in May 1967. The Association was organized for educational and charitable activities for law enforcement officers in command ranks and supervisory agents of state & federal law enforcement agencies as well as leaders in the private security sector. NACOP also provides funding to small departments, officers and the family of those officer’s paralyzed and disabled in the line of duty. Jim Kouri is a member of the Board of Advisors and a former vice president.

One thought on “Husband of 9/11 hero cop returns ‘Woman of the Year’ award after Bruce Jenner named”

  • November 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm


    I’m proud of this man for his action’s in returning the Award that his late wife so honorably earned. I totally agree that “Bruce Jenner” had no right to “The Woman of the Year” award. Bruce Jenner was born a man and I don’t care how many surgeries he has, or what he wears, he’s still a man and NOT A WOMAN!

    There are women that put their lives on the line everyday for our Citizen’s, or do a couragous deed, deserving of the Award. It doesn’t matter if they’re Police Officer’s, Doctor’s, Mother’s, EMT’s, engineer, etc. The field is wide and this Editor must be a total idiot for her action’s in giving the award to a man, regardless of what he wants to represent himself as.

    You can bet I’ll never buy another one of their magazines, and hope everyone else feels the same way.

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  1. Patricia Tucker

    OMG!!! How UTTERLY RIDICULOUS!!! Glamour mag should fire this incompetent EDITOR before it loses a vast majority of it’s readers (including myself). WHAT WAS SHE THINKING? Or should I ask, WHAT WERE HER KICKBACKS)?

    MONA SMITH, and many others, will long be remembered for their selfless contributions/sacrifices for the betterment of humanity.

    Koodos to her husband James for returning the trophy that once symbolized all the great WOMEN for their contribution to the world.


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