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Will Jimeno

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Other names  WillWilly
Spouse  Allison Jimeno
Name  Will Jimeno

Years of service  2000 - 2004
Badge number  1117
Movies  World Trade Center
Will Jimeno portrayed by Michael Peña and John McLoughlin portrayed by Nicolas Cage in "World Trade Center", a 2006 American documentary drama disaster film.

Born  November 26, 1967 (age 55) (1967-11-26) Barranquilla, Colombia
Awards  Port Authority Police Department Medal of Honor
Department  Port Authority Police Department (PAPD)
Rank  2000 - Commissioned as a Police Officer
Children  Olivia Jimeno, Bianca Jimeno
Similar People  John McLoughlin, Dominick Pezzulo, Andrea Berloff, Christopher Amoroso, Michael Pena

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William J. "Will" Jimeno (born November 26, 1967) is a Colombian American Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department officer who survived the September 11 attacks in 2001. He was buried under the rubble for a total of 13 hours, but survived, along with fellow Port Authority officer John McLoughlin.


Michael Peña as Will Jimeno in "World Trade Center", a 2006 American documentary drama disaster film.

Jimeno was born in 1967 in Colombia but immigrated to New York City as a boy with his family.

Will Jimeno smiling, wearing a blue cap and a black shirt with a man wearing a blue shirt.

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Will Jimeno wearing his uniform with his wife Allison Jimeno wearing a black suit together with their daughters.

At the time of the attacks, he was a rookie cop assigned to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. He saw the shadow of the airplane that seconds later hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. He rode to the WTC site with 20 other Port Authority police officers in a commandeered bus.

Will Jimeno with a serious face, wearing a cap and a blue uniform.

The collapse of the South Tower trapped Jimeno and two other Port Authority officers, led by Sgt. McLoughlin, under the Concourse between the twin towers. Only Jimeno and McLoughlin survived. Dominick Pezzulo survived the initial collapse but was killed by the collapse of the North Tower while he was trying to free Jimeno.

Will Jimeno portrayed by Michael Peña and John McLoughlin portrayed by Nicolas Cage in "World Trade Center", a 2006 American documentary drama disaster film.

A USA Today account observed:

Sometimes they yelled for help. But mostly the 48-year-old sergeant, a 21-year veteran, and the 33-year-old rookie talked intimately, sometimes revealing personal things — about kids, families, feelings — that they had never shared with anyone. Jimeno asked the Sergeant to deliver a message over the radio to his wife, Allison, who was seven months pregnant. They had received no response earlier, but he thought maybe their radio call would be picked up on a police tape recording. "Attention," Sgt. McLoughlin announced, "Officer Jimeno requests that his baby girl be named Olivia." His wife had liked the name. He hadn't been so sure. Now, as he prepared to die, he wanted to think of his baby girl, Olivia.

The two men were located and extricated after former U.S. Marines Sergeant Jason Thomas and Staff Sergeant Dave Karnes heard their cries for help. Both survivors, especially McLoughlin, were severely injured. They required several surgeries and months of hospitalization for recovery and rehabilitation. On June 11, 2002, McLoughlin (with a walker) and Jimeno (with a limp) walked across a stage at Madison Square Garden to receive the Port Authority's Medal of Honor.


The entrapment and rescue were portrayed in the 2006 Oliver Stone film World Trade Center, with Jimeno portrayed by Michael Peña.

On January 2, 2008, Jimeno appeared on the television game show Deal or No Deal and won $271,000.


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