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New Mexican's Claims of Ground Zero Rescue Work Called Into Question

A 9/11 Phony — a series published starting July 11, 2004
Self-proclaimed rescue guru Doug Copp's mission to ground zero was considered so important that he had clearance to be flown to New York even though all civilian air traffic in the United States had been grounded. Once there, he says he assumed a pivotal role and sustained devastating injuries while wading through the "toxic soup" in search of survivors and victims, and was awarded nearly $650,000 for his injuries. But there is little evidence Copp performed real rescue work, and it is doubtful that he deserves compensation.

At the WTC

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Doug Copp sat on a ledge outside the ground zero perimeter on Sept. 13, 2001, after he talked his way past the first police barrier. The East Mountains resident had arrived in Manhattan from New Mexico hours earlier and maintained there were between 400 and 500 people still trapped alive at the World Trade Center.

READ DAY 1:
  • Claims of Heroism Called Into Question more
  • Appeals to 9/11 Fund Had Lawmakers' Help more
  • Justice Dept. Inquiry Requested by Udall more


    READ DAY 2:

  • 'Bombero' Arrives at Ground Zero more
  • AG: Fund Raising Violated N.M. Law more
  • Journal Jet Trips Not Unusual more


    READ DAY 3:

  • Striking Out at Ground Zero more
  • Doctors Differ on Ailments more
  • Copp Apparently Missed 9/11 Fund Deadline more


    READ DAY 4:

  • 'Knucklehead' or Hero? more
  • Copp Says Proof Is in the Footage more

    FOLLOW UPS:

  • Widow Tells of Copp Ordeal(Sunday, July 18, 2004) more
  • Feds Investigate 9/11 Injury Claim(Sunday, July 18, 2004) more

    9/11 Terrorist Attacks


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    WTC Memorial Designs
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    At Ground Zero
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  • THE WAR ON TERRORISM


  • N.M. Tech Buys Playas for Terror Training Center (September 30, 2004)
  • Border Officers Say They Can't Stop Terrorists (Tuesday, August 24, 2004)
  • May Attack in N.M. 'Postponed,' FBI Reports (Friday, July 30, 2004)
  • Widow Tells of Copp Ordeal (Sunday, July 18, 2004)
  • Feds Investigate 9/11 Injury Claim (Sunday, July 18, 2004)
  • 'Knucklehead' or Hero? (Wednesday, July 14, 2004)
  • Copp Says Proof Is in the Footage (Wednesday, July 14, 2004)
  • Striking Out at Ground Zero (Tuesday, July 13, 2004)
  • Doctors Differ on Copp's Ailments (Tuesday, July 13, 2004)
  • Copp Apparently Missed 9/11 Fund Deadline (Tuesday, July 13, 2004)
  • 'Bombero' Arrives at Ground Zero (Monday, July 12, 2004)
  • AG: Fund Raising Violated N.M. Law (Monday, July 12, 2004)
  • Journal Jet Trips Not Unusual (Monday, July 12, 2004)
  • Justice Dept. Inquiry Requested by Udall (Sunday, July 11, 2004)
  • New Mexican's Claims of Ground Zero Rescue Work Called Into Question (Sunday, July 11, 2004)
  • Appeals to 9/11 Fund Had Lawmakers' Help (Sunday, July 11, 2004)
  • Terrorism Adds 36 Cents to Gallon of Gas, Experts Say (Wednesday, June 2, 2004)
  • 7 al-Qaida Suspects Sought in Attack Plan (May 26, 2004)