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NYPD chief, 9/11 first responder Steven Bonano dies of blood cancer believed to be tied to Ground Zero


Steven Bonano, a hero NYPD chief and 9/11 first responder, died Saturday from a rare form of blood cancer believed to be tied to his time at Ground Zero.

The Bronx-born Bonano, who served as commander of the NYPD’s elite Emergency Service Unit, passed away early Saturday morning at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with friends and family at his bedside, officials said. He was 53. More.

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