State Police Investigator Ryan Fortini was very often the first person to respond when the call went out for backup. He was also known for his positive outlook and upbeat attitude. Those are two big ways in which state police Capt. David Atkins will remember Fortini. The former Dutchess County resident and retired investigator died this week of cancer believed to be caused by his work during the 9/11 response in Manhattan. More.
9/11: State trooper Ryan Fortini dies of illness caused by World Trade Center response