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.

This entry was posted in 9/11 Community, Health Issues. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Build-a-Rig Raffle to Honor the late NYPD Officer Scott Blackshaw

      February 5 @ 8:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Brick paver fundraiser to build a fountain at the Middletown World Trade Center Memorial Garden

      February 11 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Virtual celebration of life for James Vincent McQuade, retired DSNY

      February 19 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
    4. Applications being accepted for 2021 Richard J. Guadagno Fellow at Flight 93 National Memorial

      February 24 @ 8:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm
    5. Send a birthday card to 101-year-old WWII veteran in assisted living facility

      February 24 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 5:00 pm