Husband of Deceased 9/11 HERO Cop: You Are Giving Jenner Woman Of The Year?! I’m RETURNING The One You Awarded MY Wife!

Husband of Deceased 9/11 HERO Cop: You Are Giving Jenner Woman Of The Year?! I’m RETURNING The One You Awarded MY Wife!

Glamour announced they were giving Kaityln Jenner the ‘Woman of the Year‘ award. People are outraged and finding it an insult to women! Especially THIS man who says…his wife’s recognition for her heroic feats in 9/11 have been dishonored.

The widower of a hero female cop who died in 9/11 has returned his wife’s Woman of the Year award after Glamour magazine gave the same honor to Caitlyn Jenner.
NYPD police officer Moira Smith was posthumously given the award in 2001 after she was killed helping to evacuate people out of Tower Two – saving scores of lives.
But her husband James, 53, was left furious after Glamour revealed last week that it was giving the award to transgender Jenner.

Mr Smith has now FedExed the 2001 Woman of Year Award back to the magazine with a scathing letter denouncing Glamour’s decision as ‘insulting’ to the memory of his wife.

The retired officer said he’d originally been ‘honored’ to accept the award for his wife just a month after her death in 2001. He claimed awarding the Kardashian reality show star – who was formerly known as Bruce – 14 years later was a ‘slap in the face to the memory of our hero’.

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‘I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner “Woman of the Year”,’ Smith wrote.

‘I find it insulting to Moira Smith’s memory, and the memory of other heroic women who have earned this award.

‘Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?

‘At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police officers and firefighters putting their lives on the line for total strangers, brave women overcoming life threatening diseases. Is this the best you could do?’

Former Olympic track star Jenner, star of E!’s docu-series I Am Cait, received the Transgender Champion award at

Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year celebration in New York last week.

During her acceptance speech she thanked her supportive family and talked about the confusion and struggle she had felt about her gender.

‘I’ve had many, many, many years of isolation of hiding from the world, lying to the world, of not being myself,’ said the 66-year-old.

She also quoted French activist and writer, Simone de Beauvoir who said: ‘You are not born woman. You become one’ –

‘Words I live by,’ Jenner added.

WIDOWER JAMES SMITH’S LETTER TO GLAMOUR MAGAZINE

Dear Ms. Leive,
On October 29th, 2001 I was honored to accept the Glamour magazine ‘Woman of the Year Award’ posthumously given to my wife, Police Officer Moira Smith.

Moira was killed on September 11th, 2001 while rescuing thousands from the World Trade Center. EMT Yamel Merino was also posthumously honored that evening for her heroism.

I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year.’ I find it insulting to Moira Smith’s memory, and the memory of other heroic women who have earned this award.

Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?

At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police officers 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?

I can only guess that this was a publicity stunt meant to resuscitate a dying medium. After discussing this slap in the face to the memory of our Hero with my family, I have decided to return Moira’s award to Glamour magazine.

Fellow awardees at Carnegie Hall included Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon, tennis star Billie Jean King and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.

Jenner is the second transgender woman to receive the honor after Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox was recognized by Glamour in 2014.

A spokesman for the magazine told The NY Daily Post that it stood by its awardees.

‘We were proud to honor his wife . . . in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner,’ a Glamour spokeswoman said. ‘Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.’

Smith was given the award for her incredible bravery during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 which killed 3,000 people – the worst terrorist atrocity to happen on American soil.

Smith was one of 23 NYPD officers to die on 9/11 – and the department’s only female cop to die in the attacks.

The mother-of-one was just 38 when she was killed, leaving behind her two-year-old daughter Patricia and husband James.

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She was immortalized by an image showing her helping Edward Nicholls, an injured broker, from the South Tower of the World Trade Center on the day of the terror attacks.

Moira was one of the first to respond to the September 11 attack and rushed dozens to safety. She was returning to the South Tower to continue her rescue effort when the building collapsed – killing her.

Officer Smith was posthumously awarded the NYPD’s Medal of Honor, the department’s highest honor.

She was also listed among Glamour and Ms. magazines’ Women of the Year for 2001 alongside Tahmeena Faryal of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan and Diane Sawyer, and named Woman of the Year by the NYPD’s Policewomen’s Endowment Association.

Born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, she began her police career in 1988 when she joined the New York City Transit Police Department before being assigned to Manhattan’s 13th Precinct in 1997.

She was noted for her bravery throughout her career and was awarded the department’s Distinguished Duty Medal for saving dozens of lives after a subway crash a decade before 9/11.

I do not blame this man for feeling his wife was disrespected. Not one bit. In fact, I support him.

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