Fallen officers across New York state honored in Albany
State leaders are honoring our state police officers past and present.
COVID prevented the Roll of Honor at the Police Officers Memorial. So for many, this year’s service is special.
There are 1,668 names on this memorial, including 101 new ones added over the last two years.
Ten people from the New York City Police Department died in the line of duty over the last two years.
Another 83 officers from several agencies died from illnesses related to 9/11.
Eight officers were honored from years before 2019, including Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff Ellwood Hanrahan.
"I want you to know how appreciative we are, that we don’t take for granted this, and we don’t just think about this one day a year. This is what we live with. The ability to sleep under the blanket of security that your loved one provided to all of us and those who serve still do," said Hochul.
A majority of the officers honored Tuesday, 83 of the 101, died from illnesses related to 9/11.