New York State Trooper Dies of 9/11 Related Illness
On February 7, 2024, the law enforcement community and residents of New York lost retired Trooper Steven A. Tyrrell as a result of a September 11th-related illness.
Trooper Tyrrell, 58, passed away due to an illness related to his brave assignment in and around the World Trade Center site following the devastating terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Trooper Tyrrell selflessly responded to the call for help, leaving his home and joining the search and recovery efforts in New York City. His commitment to duty and unwavering resolve demonstrated the true essence of a hero.
Trooper Tyrrell began his service with the New York State Police in October of 1997, following his lifelong aspiration to make a difference in his community. Throughout his career, he exemplified integrity, professionalism, and dedication.
Assigned to Troop T in Henrietta, Trooper Tyrrell spent the majority of his career protecting and serving the people of Monroe County.
Beyond his accomplishments as a trooper, Trooper Tyrrell was also a loving father. He leaves behind three children - Sean, Kathryn, and Rachel. Tyrrell was not only a hero in uniform but also a pillar of strength and inspiration for his family.
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