Chicago, IL. Jay Grant, Secretary General of the Interport Police and Chief Don De Lucca, Chair of the 9/11 Award Committee, Chief of Police for Dural Police Department, FL. announced today the recipients of the 2015 9/11 Medals. Chief De Lucca stated, “Working with our departments and agencies we honor those around the globe who are fighting terrorism and serious transnational crime within their communities and protecting the transportation security networks globally.”
Recipients of the 9/11 Medal Awards InterPort Police
Secretary Grant further stated, “We made a commitment to honor our colleagues who gave their life in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. They were our friends, our colleagues and ‘We Shall Never Forget.’ We continue this tradition by honoring those who have distinguished themselves and have continued the fight.”
The Interport Police, a 46 year old international police cooperative organization, shield and the 9/11 Medal bear 37 stars paying tribute to the then incoming president of our board, Superintendent Fred V. Morrone and his 36 brave officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police; and also to the brave fallen officers of the New York Police Department. Each of these officers was an inaugural recipient of the International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Medal for Valor in 2012. Officers and officials are nominated from nine categories and selected to be honored by their peers and are among the best in the world in in law enforcement and public safety. Read More
Nathan Tempey Gothamist
The Zadroga Act, named for Det. James Zadroga, a 9/11 first responder who died of breathing complications in 2006, expired at midnight. When the $4.3 billion bill’s champions overcame Republican recalcitrance and passed it in 2010, it created an apparatus for monitoring and treating injuries and illness from toxins and debris at Ground Zero, and reopened the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, paying victims for related financial losses.
Now the deadline for congressional renewal has passed, and the New York City Firefighter Brotherhood Foundation is shaming politicians who failed to sponsor the Act’s renewal but felt plenty comfortable milking the attacks to push an agenda of endless war, or at the very least, score easy political points. Read More
Jennifer Fermino New York Daily News
Treating 13,000 patients a year at the World Trade Center Health Program is hard enough for Dr. Michael Crane — now he has to work under a cloud of uncertainty since part of the Zadroga Act expired.
Dr. Michael Crane’s World Trade Center clinic has enough funds to treat patients through next year. But funds will run out unless Congress extends the Zadroga Act. Mariela Lombard, Daily News
“I don’t have much hair left anyway, and the rest of it is going to fall out,” said Crane, the director of Mt. Sinai’s clinic in Manhattan.
His center is one of seven in the New York area that lost funding on 12:01 am Thursday because a gridlocked Congress let a key part of the Zadroga Act expire. Read More