Cancer claims life of 38-year-old Kevin Rooney, hero of 9/11

Kevin Rooney, aged 38, died after an eight-month battle with site-related cancer last month, report Anthony Capote and Lisa Herndon of The Riverdale Press.

Rooney became an NYPD officer in 2000, serving with the 33rd Precinct. He was a police officer when he responded to  the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He joined the FDNY in 2004.

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