Retired NYPD officer speaks at NCC 9/11 commemoration

Posted: 8:00 PM EDT Sep 07, 2011   Updated: 11:19 AM EDT Sep 09, 2011

Students and staff at Northampton Community College gathered Thursday to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11.

A commemoration event was held at the school in Bethlehem Township.

The featured speaker was criminal justice professor Vertel Martin.

She's a retired member of the New York City Police Department who led the missing persons investigation at the World Trade Center after 9/11.

Thursday's event also included poetry, songs, and a reading of the names of 9/11 victims.