[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/26/art.ericholder.0526e.gi.jpg caption ="Attorney General Eric Holder vowed the Justice Department would continue 'working tirelessly to combat terrorism.'"]Washington (CNN) - On the nine-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed the Justice Department would continue “working tirelessly to combat terrorism in all its forms and to hold accountable all those responsible for the September 11th attacks in a manner that is consistent with our nation’s values.”
Holder spoke Saturday at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington. He paid tribute to the 72 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty during the 9/11 attacks.
“This work goes on, and it will always remain my highest priority,” Holder said. “Let us take their dream of a world that is better, safer and more just and make it our own.”
The 72 officers were from the New York Police Department, New York City Fire Department, New York City State Department of Taxation and Finance, New York City office of Court Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service, according to the Justice Department.