Life Detonated

Watching the towers crumble, few remembered America had been attacked on 9/11 once before. Kathleen Murray Moran’s own September 11th twenty-five years earlier occurred when her husband Brian, a member of the New York City Bomb Squad, was killed defusing a bomb placed in a Grand Central Station locker by terrorists. This is a survivor’s story. It is the story of moving from being the unintended target of political terrorism to becoming the founder of Survivors of the Shield, a group that advocates for and provides support and assistance to the spouses and children of New York City police officers killed in the line of duty. It is the story of how Kathleen moved from poverty to the suburbs and refused to go back after Brian’s death. And finally, it is a story of resilience in the face of senseless tragedy.