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16th Nov 2015

Husband Of 9/11 Hero Returns Wife’s Trophy After Caitlyn Jenner Wins “Same Award”

Moira Smith was 38-years-old and working as a police officer in New York on 9/11.

The husband of a heroic policewoman who was killed in duty during 9/11 has returned her ‘Women of the Year’ award, after learning that Caitlyn Jenner had received an award at this year’s event.

Moira Smith was 38-years old when she selflessly ran back into Tower Two to evacuate people trapped in the terrorist attack. It was during one of these escape missions that she was killed.

moira smith

Image: The Telegraph

In December 2001, she was honoured posthumously as Glamour magazine’s ‘Woman of the Year’ award – which her husband James Smith collected in her honour.

Now, Smith has decided to return the trophy, after accusing it of being “insulting” to the memory of his wife.

Jenner was awarded the Transgender Champion award at the Glamour Women of The Year awards this year.

In an open letter posted on Facebook, Smith explained the motivation behind his decision to return the award to Glamour:

JamesSmith Facebookletter

Speaking to the NY Daily Post, a spokeswoman for Glamour magazine said:

“We were proud to honor his wife… in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner.

“Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.”