Albany ceremony honors 63 fallen police officers, 59 of them dead of World Trade Center-related illnesses

Sixty-three police officers – the largest number of fallen officers ever added to the New York State Police Officers’ Memorial in a single year were honored today, reports the Times-Union.

Three of the officers died in the line of duty during 2018. One officer died in the line of duty in 1904, but had not been previously acknowledged. The other 59 names were of those police officers who have died of World Trade Center-related illnesses from working at the recovery efforts after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The 2018 line of duty deaths included:

  • State Police Trooper Nicholas F. Clark, who was shot on July 2, 2018.
  • Whitesboro Police Patrolman Kevin F. Crossley who died in a car crash on April 11, 2018.
  • State Police Sgt. Jeremy J. VanNostrand, who died on November 27, 2018 in a vehicle crash.
  • Niagara County Sheriff’s Constable William C. Gray was shot in the line of duty on December 21, 1904.

227 police officers have died from 9/11-related illnesses in the past 18 years. The names of the 59 officers added to the Memorial this year are

  • Chief of Detectives William H. Allee, New York City Police Department (May 24, 2018)
  • Detective Sixto Almonte, New York City Police Department (Nov. 20, 2017)
  • Trooper Michael J. Anson, New York State Police (Jan. 2, 2018)
  • Police Officer Curtis J. Bako, New York City Police Department (Jan. 27, 2016)
  • Detective Thomas J. Barnitt, New York City Police Department (June 11, 2018)
  • Superintendent Wayne E. Bennett, New York State Police (Aug. 15, 2017)
  • Capt. Carmine C. Cantalino, New York City Police Department (September 29, 2017)
  • Police Officer Wilfredo Carradero, New York City Police Department (June 13, 2017)
  • Detective Megan K. Carr-Wilks, New York City Police Department (September 19, 2017)
  • Sgt. Christopher M. Christodoulou, New York City Police Department (September 16, 2017)
  • Police Officer Peter F. Curran, Nassau County Police Department (April 12, 2006)
  • Police Officer Anthony D’Erasmo, New York City Police Department (Aug. 31, 2017)
  • Detective Pedro Esponda Jr., New York City Police Department (March 25, 2018)
  • Police Officer William P. Farley, New York City Police Department (May 29, 2018)
  • Sgt. James T. Farrell, Suffolk County Police Department (Dec. 1, 2017)
  • Lt. Jeffrey W. Francis, New York City Police Department (Jan. 13, 2018)
  • Police Officer Scott M. Fusco, New York City Police Department (Aug. 25, 2003)
  • Detective Mark S. Gado, New Rochelle Police Department (September 16, 2018)
  • Police Officer Scott N. Gaines, New York City Police Department (September 27, 2017)
  • Police Officer Anthony C. Giambra, New York City Police Department (May 9, 2017)
  • Police Officer Dave E. Guevara, New York City Police Department (April 7, 2017)
  • Police Officer Diane F. Halbran, New York City Police Department (September 6, 2017)
  • Police Officer Michael J. Hance, New York City Police Department (March 12, 2017)
  • Sgt. Michael V. Incontrera, New York City Police Department (Dec. 10, 2017)
  • Police Officer Gary L. Koch, New York City Police Department (June 26, 2018)
  • Police Officer Kelly C. Korchak, New York City Police Department (June 10, 2017)
  • Police Officer Fred J. Krines, New York City Police Department (July 15, 2017)
  • Detective Robert F. Larke, New York City Police Department (June 7, 2017)
  • Detective Michael L. Ledek, New York City Police Department (Feb. 9, 2018)
  • Police Officer Andrew J. Lewis, New York City Police Department (March 5, 2017)
  • Police Officer Richard Lopez, New York City Police Department (June 24, 2018)
  • Police Officer Eric T. McClain, New York City Police Department (Oct. 30, 2015)
  • Sgt. Colleen A. McGowan, New York City Police Department (Nov. 25, 2017)
  • Capt. Edward J. McGreal, New York City Police Department (Oct. 13, 2017)
  • Detective Mark Mkwanazi, New York City Police Department (Feb. 16, 2017)
  • Detective Stephen J. Mullen, Suffolk County Police Department (Dec. 7, 2018)
  • Detective John K. Muller, New York City Police Department (Dec. 23, 2017)
  • Lt. Paul Murphy, New York City Police Department (Jan. 4, 2018)
  • Sgt. Anthony Napolitano, New York City Police Department (April 3, 2016)
  • Police Officer Mark J. Natale, New York City Police Department (May 3, 2018
  • Police Officer Kathleen M. O’Connor, New Rochelle Police Department (Aug. 15, 2018)
  • Police Officer Joseph Cavanaugh Pagnani, New York City Police Department (July 11, 2015)
  • Police Officer Marie A. Patterson-Bohanan, New York City Police Department (Aug. 23, 2017)
  • Police Officer Frank J. Pizzo, New York City Police Department (July 14, 2017)
  • Police Officer James V. Quinn, Nassau County Police Department (September 18, 2017)
  • Sgt. Dennis W. Reichardt, Suffolk County Police Department (Oct. 4, 2018)
  • Lt. James D. Russell, New York City Police Department (Oct. 16, 2017)
  • Sgt. Charles R. Salaway, New York State Police (June 9, 2018)
  • Police Officer Cynthia S. Sands, New York City Police Department (Jan. 1, 2018)
  • Detective James A. Schiavone, New York City Police Department (Dec. 12, 2017)
  • Lt. Michael P. Shea, Nassau County Police Department (April 1, 2017)
  • Detective Basilio A. Simons, New York City Police Department (Jan. 10, 2018
  • Police Officer Robert S. Summers, New York City Police Department (July 18, 2017)
  • Detective Sally A. Thompson, New York City Police Department (May 2, 2018)
  • Police Officer Steven J. Tursellino, Port Authority Police of NY & NJ (September 13, 2013)
  • Detective Harry Valentin, New York City Police Department (May 18, 2018)
  • Detective Dennis J. Vickery, New York City Police Department (Oct. 13, 2016)
  • Lt. William H. Wanser III, New York City Police Department (March 25, 2018)
  • Detective Jennifer A. Williams, New York City Police Department (Feb. 16, 2017)
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