|Washington Navy Yard survivor Ms. Jennifer Bennett and U.S. Park Police Officer Matthew Cooney|
Officer Cooney had provided first aid to Ms. Bennett’s gunshot wound on the roof of Building 197 as they awaited the Eagle to airlift her to safety. Officer Cooney presented Ms. Bennett with a patch from the uniform shirt he wore on September 16, 2013. In awe, Ms. Bennett asked “what happened to your shirt?” Officer Cooney advised her that the shirt was badly damaged and had to be destroyed. However, he saved a patch for himself and a patch for her as a small token of remembrance and resilience. With an embrace, Ms. Bennett expressed how special and meaningful the patch was to her.