Albany police detective loses cancer battle

Kevin Meehan Kevin Meehan |

February 22, 2018 04:58 PM

Albany police are mourning the loss of one of their own.
Detective Kevin Meehan lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday.
Meehan, 35, was a 13-year veteran of the department.

Acting Police Chief Robert Sears released the following statement:

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"Wednesday afternoon, the Albany Police Department lost one of its own when Detective Kevin Meehan, a 13-year veteran, lost his life following a courageous battle with cancer. Detective Meehan was an incredible asset to the department, who always served the residents of his City with distinction, pride and the highest level of integrity. Growing up and living in Albany, he always hoped to give back his community. When he became a police officer, he was able to touch many lives, and was always willing to help a fellow neighbor in need. He truly possessed the many great qualities that we as a community expect of our police officers. The men and women of the department, and members of the community he served mourn his loss. Detective Meehan will be missed by many, and our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time."


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