9/11 hero Dennis Frederick with PTSD fights to keep his service dog

Retired Port Authority Police Sergeant Dennis Frederick was diagnosed with PTSD in March 2001, after 21 years on the job — a job in which one of his early days included witnessing his partner’s death in a shooting. He took a 5-month leave, returning to a part-time desk job, but responded to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, losing 7 members of his team.

In addition to PTSD, Frederick suffers from other WTC-related illnesses, including respiratory and digestive problems and sleep apnea. He was prescribed a service dog and his Belgian Malinois has helped him enormously.

Frederick says he had a verbal agreement from the Port Authority of NY & NJ to assist in paying for the dog. They turned down a bill and Frederick is taking them to court, reports Susan Edelman in the NY Post.

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