Bill would help ex-NYPD, now LI, police sick from September 11

A proposed new bill would provide line-of-duty sick leave benefits to those former NYPD officers who worked the rescue and recovery efforts after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and are sick from their work but who have transferred to other police departments writes Michael Gormley in Newsday. The bill would help several hundred police officers.

Tom Wilson, a cop in this situation, is behind the bill. He was an NYPD officer, worked at the World Trade Center site and Fresh Kills landfill in the aftermath of the attacks, and was diagnosed with site-related cancer in 2008. He is now a Suffolk County police officer. Bone damage he sustained from radiation treatments causes him to endanger his new job by taking “too much” sick leave.

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