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Helicopters on South Shore part of salute at hero cop Kelly Korchak’s funeral

A funeral for two-time Staten Island Advance “Cop of the Month” Police Officer Kelly Korchak was held in Staten Island today. Officer Korchak died of World Trade Center-related illness at the age of 38, reports Mira Wassef in the Staten Island Advance. Three NYPD helicopters flew over Holy Child Church during her funeral. Officer Korchak was a rookie in […]

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Bill would help ex-NYPD, now LI, police sick from September 11

A proposed new bill would provide line-of-duty sick leave benefits to those former NYPD officers who worked the rescue and recovery efforts after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and are sick from their work but who have transferred to other police departments writes Michael Gormley in Newsday. The bill would help several hundred police officers. Tom […]

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Former Con Ed worker claims 9/11-related illness caused wrongful termination, suit alleges

Peter Wolfinger, 45, a former Con Edison mechanic who worked in Lower Manhattan beginning September 12, 2001, has filed suit against the power company after he was fired for taking sick days, reports Andrew Keshner of the New York Daily News. Wolfinger’s suit alleges that his now-chronic bronchitis stems from his work downtown.He also suffered a heart attack […]

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