Category Archives: Health Issues

FDNY EMS lieutenant, Edith Torres, who helped September 11 victims while off-duty, dies of 9/11-linked cervical cancer

FDNY EMS Lt. Edith Torres, 46, has died of World Trade Center-related cervical cancer. Her partner, Carlos Lillo, was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, report Thomas Tracy  and John Annese in the New York Daily News. Details for services will be posted.

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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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