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Why an NYPD Officer who responded on 9/11 got tattoos made of his loved ones’ DNA

NYPD Officer Johnny Walker was off-duty on the morning of September 11, 2001 and spent three days straight on the bucket brigade, then worked more than 400 hours on the pile in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. He told Jack Crosbie of Men’s Health his story. Walker was diagnosed with 9/11-related colon cancer in 2015, which […]

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Retired NYPD Emergency Service Unit cop Paul Johnson dies from 9/11-linked lung disease

Retired NYPD Officer Paul Johnson died on July 22, 2018 of World Trade Center-related pulmonary fibrosis in South Carolina, reports Esha Ray in the Daily News. The retired member of the elite Emergency Services Unit was 60. He joined the NYPD in 1987 and became a member of ESU Truck 7. He arrived at the site of […]

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‘I was spitting up what looked like plaster’: 9/11 first responder now in NC faces health problems

Frank Caminiti, was a detective with the Essex County [NJ] Sheriff’s Office K-9/Bomb Unit on September 11, 2001. His unit responded to the World Trade Center and spent two weeks on the pile, writes Ben Smart of WECT. Now he suffers from a variety of ailments related to his time at the Trade Center, including enlarged kidneys, sleep apnea, […]

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