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42-Year-Old Retired NY Officer Dies from 9/11-Related Illness
Morales died Friday, October 28, from an illness stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, according to New York State Police.
November 2, 2022
NYPD Detective Dies of 9/11-Related Cancer
New York Police Department Detective Joe Paolillo succumbed last week at age 55 to a rare form of cancer he contracted searching for his brother's remains at Ground Zero in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks.
September 17, 2019
First Responders, Politicians, and Citizens Reflect on the 9/11 Attacks
Police, fire, and EMS first responders were joined by citizens nationwide in ceremonies marking the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
September 11, 2019
New York Officer Dies from 9/11-Related Illness
A former New York State Police Trooper has succumbed to incurable cancer that developed as a result of the time he spent in the rubble of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
August 12, 2019
Senate Passes Bill Ensuring Funding for 9/11 Victims' Support
The United States Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to ensure that the fund to compensate victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks remain funded through 2092, effectively making the federal financial support permanent for those affected by the event.
July 24, 2019
NYPD Detective and Ground Zero Responder Who Fought for 9/11 Victims Dies of Cancer
On Saturday, his family confirmed that the New York Police Department veteran had died at 53, having succumbed the cancer he developed years after working at Ground Zero.
July 1, 2019
Police Week Vigil Honors 9/11's Fallen
The fallen 9/11 first responders who were exposed to deadly toxins and succumbed to disease are no longer forgotten.
June 28, 2019
House Committee Passes Bill Extending Benefits for 9/11 First Responders
Following Tuesday's emotional testimony by cancer-stricken 9/11 first responders and comedian Jon Stewart, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to extend funding for the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.
June 13, 2019
Video: Comedian Jon Stewart Blasts Congress Over Treatment of Sick and Dying 9/11 Heroes
One of the 9/11 first responders who attended the hearing was retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez. The cancer-stricken bomb tech told the representatives that he would be returning to New York after the hearing for his 69th round of chemotherapy. "I should not be here with you, but you made me come," he said.
June 12, 2019
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