Sprectrum News NY1 5/16/17: More Police Officers Dying of 9/11 Related Illnesses

More NYPD Officers Dying from Impact of 9/11 Attacks

By Dean Meminger
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 01:35 AM EDT

The impact of the 9/11 terror attacks is hitting the NYPD hard as more officers continue to die. NY1 Criminal Justice Reporter Dean Meminger was at a ceremony Friday for the fallen heroes and has the details.

An increasing number of NYPD officers are dying from cancer and other illnesses contracted from working amid the rubble of the World Trade Center after the September 11th attacks.

In the last year, more have died than in any previous year. On Friday, those men and women were saluted for their sacrifice.

“Today, we honor 33 officers who passed away after service at Ground Zero,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in remarks at the ceremony Friday.

“They did everything they could to rescue their brother and sister officers and civilians,” de Blasio continued. “They did everything they could to help this city recover.”

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