State Police sergeant from Catskill laid to rest after 9/11-related death

A police sergeant from the Capital Region was laid to rest on Thursday.

Sgt. Ivan Morales, 42, was from Catskill. He died last Friday from an illness related to his assignment on 9/11.

His funeral was at the Community Life Church in Catskill.

Morales began his career with the NYPD and helped with search and recovery efforts at Ground Zero.

He joined the state police in 2005 and retired October 20, 2022. He was on Troop T at the time of his retirement.