NYPD expanding 9/11 memorial wall for officer deaths attributed to site-related illnesses

One Police Plaza will add a new memorial plaque to their Hall of Heroes in Manhattan to accommodate the ever-rising list of NYPD officers dying from illnesses attributed to their work at the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of  September 11, 2001, reports Anthony M. DeStefano in AM New York.

The current tablet only can fit six more names.

The new memorial plaque is bronze, like the others, and will be directly across from the existing September 11, 2001 memorial. The new tablet is the 13th memorial plaque in the Hall of Heroes, which honor the more than 900 police officers killed in the line of duty since 1845.

Thus far, 23 NYPD officers have died this year of World Trade Center-related illnesses, the same number as were killed on September 11 itself.

New names are customarily added on Police Memorial Day every May.

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