Martin Glynn, 57, a
trader at Eurobrokers on the 84th floor of Tower 2, said he made his
way down to the 40s and looked out a window to see pools of blood
the size of blankets in the plaza, and enormous flames.
"A guy jumped ...
we made eye contact," Glynn said.
When he and the other
escapees got to the lobby, "I began to shudder, knowing what
was out there. Then, I saw Officer Moira Smith. She was intense, but
"'Don't look, keep
moving,' she told us; she was shielding you from seeing the
destruction. People would have backed up and caused a logjam, she
was looking everybody in the eye. No doubt she saw the situation and
thought people would stop. She saved hundreds of people."
Smith, of the 13th
Precinct, was last heard from somewhere between the fifth and third
floors, assisting an asthma patient. She didn't make it out.
"Heroism is not
only running into flames," Glynn said. "It's doing your
job in the face of horror."
Daily News 11/2/01 - "The Great Rescue of September 11th" written
by Michele McPhee and Patrice O'Shaughnessy]