9/11 First Responder Dies Of Ground Zero Related Illness

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NEW YORK, NY (WNY News Now) – A first responder in New York who aided in search and recovery efforts at Ground Zero following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in NYC, has died.

New York State Police announced the passing of retired Investigator Patrick Hogan.

Investigator Hogan died Thursday at the age of 61-years-old from an illness stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center site.

In the days following the attack, the trooper was among the 1,000s who assisted in search and recovery efforts at ground zero.

Hogan first entered the ranks of New York State Police in 1996 and served with the law enforcement agency for 22 years.

From Wynantskill, NY, Hogan is survived by his wife and three children.


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