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NYPD Cop's Family Upset by 9/11 Death Investigation

March 31, 2011  | 

New York city officials removed an NYPD officer's body from a funeral home earlier this week, delaying the memorial service and angering the family, so the medical examiner could determine whether his death was a result of toxins from 9/11, reports the New York Daily News.

George Wong, 48, died a week ago of gastric cancer, and his doctor listed the cause of death as "9/11 toxic exposure." Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city's decision.

"When there is a death that the death certificate says is not of natural causes, the medical examiner is required by law to go and to perform whatever they think is appropriate," Bloomberg told the newspaper.

Read the full story at NYDailyNews.com.

Tags: NYPD, 9/11, Duty Deaths


Comments (2)

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Bart Ellison @ 3/31/2011 6:48 PM

How would Mr.Bloomberg, like it if someone came and took one of his family members away from their memorial service and gave a lame excuse for the reason why!

Michael @ 3/31/2011 9:44 PM

Come on Mr. Mayor, you're starting to sound like your not so grateful for our Heroes...........what a painful and crappy death to go through. The LEO and FIRE FIGHTERS that gave it all, either on that day or now from the effects from that day...Support your people, no BS Mr. Mayor. just do it.

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