A state trooper who got sick after serving as a first-responder to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center has died. State Police announced late Wednesday night Lt. Bill Fearon had died of cancer. Last year, he was diagnosed with a glioblastoma — a malignant brain tumor. Three days later, he underwent surgery and continued to fight the cancer until he died early Wednesday, State Police said. More.
State trooper dies of cancer linked to 9/11 response