Lt. John McArdle was about to retire, using up accrued paid time off when two airliners crashed into the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. He got in his car and ended up by City Hall. By Sept. 12, he was leading the Ground Zero command center. The officer with the NYPD's Emergency Services unit remained at the site for a month a half. More.
Meet 3 men sickened by 9/11: They will get 50% less from the near-broke Victims Compensation Fund