Annual NYS Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony recognizes fallen officers, including deaths from site-related illness

From New York State’s webpage

The names of 26 police officers from New York State who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty were added to the black granite memorial at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on May 10 during NY’s annual Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony.

Four New York State law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2015. Two of them, Detective Randolph A. Holder and Detective Brian R. Moore, were NYPD officers who were shot in the line of duty.

Sixteen names of NYPD officers and three names of other state police officers who died of World Trade Center-related illnesses were also added to the memorial, bringing the total so far to 104.

Those officers are —

Detective James J. Albanese, New York City Police Department (date of death Aug. 13, 2014); Deputy Chief Steven J. Bonano, New York City Police Department (date of death Jan. 17, 2015); Police Officer James M. Burke, New York City Police Department (date of death Nov. 6, 2013); Police Officer Peter D. Ciaccio, New York City Police Department (date of death Feb. 12, 2015); Detective Louis G. Fernandez, New York City Police Department (date of death Oct. 16, 2014); Detective Stuart F. Fishkin, New York City Police Department (date of death May 8, 2015); Inspector James Guida, New York City Police Department (date of death Oct. 31, 2014); Police Officer Cheryl D. Johnson, New York City Police Department (date of death Dec. 22, 2013); Police Officer Robert W. Kaminski, New York City Police Department (date of death Dec. 4. 2014); Detective Shaun M. Mahoney, New York City Police Department (date of death Dec. 10, 2014); Lieutenant Roy D. McLaughlin, Yonkers Police Department (date of death September 10, 2015); Senior Investigator Thomas G. Moran Jr., New York State Police (date of death July 22, 2012); Sergeant Patrick P. Murphy, New York City Police Department (date of death Aug. 20, 2014); Police Officer Peter O. Rodriguez, New York City Police Department (date of death Feb. 12, 2012); Detective John A. Russo, New York City Police Department (date of death July 22, 2014);  Sergeant Stephen O. Scalza, New York City Police Department (date of death Oct. 1, 2014);  Captain Scott V. Stelmok, New York City Police Department (date of death Dec. 29, 2014); Deputy U.S. Marshal Zacarias Toro, United States Marshals Service (date of death June 14, 2015); and Detective Richard Wentz, New York City Police Department (date of death May 14, 2013).

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