Officer Dominick Pezzulo, thirty-six, commandeered a city bus to get to the World Trade Center disaster. He and four other PA officers, Sergeant John McLoughlin and Officers Will Jimeno, Antonio Rodrigues and Christopher Amoroso, had just collected rescue gear from a security closet and were heading toweard a freight elevator when the South Tower was hit by the second plane. The men were trapped by the debris from the collapsed concourse. After Pezzulo freed himself from the debris, he freed McLoughlin, who was badly injured. He had just started moving the concrete that was trapping Jimeno when the South Tower collapsed. Officer Jimeno and Sergeant McLoughlin were the only men rescued out of the group of five. Before joining the Port Authority, Pezzulo taught shop at Herbert Lehman High School in the Bronx and fixed airplanes for TWA. He had only been with the Port Authority about eighteen months. A resident of the Bronx, he leaves behind his wife, Jeanette, and their two children, Dominick, Jr., and Gianna.