The number of NYPD officers who fatally succumbed from 9/11-related illnesses has now surpassed the number of officers killed in the attacks, according to the New York State Police Officers' Memorial in Albany.
The memorial, located in Albany's Empire State Plaza, lists the engraved names of all the police officers in New York State who lost their lives in the line of duty. Of those names, 60 belong to cops who were killed on 9/11. Yesterday, the names of 20 more deceased officers were added, including 12 NYPD officers and one member of the Peekskill Police Department who died "from illnesses as a result of time spent doing search and recovery work in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center," according to Governor Cuomo's office. More.