Category Archives: Health Issues

‘They didn’t all die on 9/11’

Art Schwartz, Hudson Reporter A plaque to a hero went up in the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Firehouse on 16th Street in Union City on Saturday, Aug. 23. The plaque honors retired Battalion Chief Robert Agostini, who died on Aug. 20, 2013 from conditions sustained while working at ground zero after the terror attacks […]

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Beloved NYPD sergeant suffering from Stage 4 lung cancer succumbs to his illness

Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News An NYPD sergeant suffering from Stage 4 lung cancer family members claim he contracted while working at Ground Zero has died, authorities said Saturday. Sgt. Paul Ferrara, who’s [sic] last posting was the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst, succumbed to his illness on Friday. “Our thoughts & prayers are with […]

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Lt. William “Bill” F. Dement, Jr., NYPD, ret., dies of site-related illness

LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso March 3, 1962 - August 23, 2014 William F. (Bill) Dement was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Staten Island, New York and moved to Ruidoso, New Mexico in 2002. He retired from the New York City Police Department as a lieutenant with 22 years on the police force. Bill believed in education and […]

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