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Deputy Chief James Molloy, who died of 9/11-linked brain cancer, remembered as hard-working NYPD cop at funeral

More than 500 NYPD officers laid Deputy Chief James Molloy, 55, to rest on February 3, 2017. Molloy died after a long battle with World Trade Center-related brain cancer, reported Anthony Izaguirrerich Schapiro in the New York Daily News. One of Chief Molloy’s assignments at the site of the terrorist attacks was to identify NYPD officers […]

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Cancer claims life of 38-year-old Kevin Rooney, hero of 9/11

Kevin Rooney, aged 38, died after an eight-month battle with site-related cancer last month, report Anthony Capote and Lisa Herndon of The Riverdale Press. Rooney became an NYPD officer in 2000, serving with the 33rd Precinct. He was a police officer when he responded to  the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. […]

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Heroic 9/11 Irish firefighter Brian Masterson dies from his work at the World Trade Center

FF Brian J. Masterson worked at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and for months afterwards, write Kathy Armstrong and Stephen Jones in the Daily Mirror. His time at the World Trade Center site gave him the esophageal cancer that killed him at the age of 61. Masterson was originally from Lissavaddy, Co Longford, Ireland. […]

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