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NYPD: More than ten times the number of officers have died in the 18 years since 9/11 as were killed in the attack

23 were killed on 9/11. 241 have died from related illnesses since.
Posted at 2:05 PM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 15:28:25-04

Officials have released a grim statistic regarding the number of deaths in the New York Police Department since the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

According to ABC News, officials now say that more than ten times the number of NYPD officers have died in the 18 years since 9/11 as were killed in the attack.

241 members of the NYPD have died to date from 9/11 related illnesses. 23 were killed in the attack.

While cancer is the most common killer, cardiovascular disease is also to blame.

"President Trump recently signed into law a permanent extension of the funding for the Victim Compensation Fund, which would have run out of money by December 2020," reports ABC News.

Deputy Commissioner Robert Ganley said that the number is "heartbreaking."

The FDNY has also suffered great loss since 9/11.

New names of those were have died in the past year were added to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall on Friday. The wall is located at FDNY headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. View photos from that ceremony here.

USA Today reports that the names of those who will be added to the wall are as follows:

Firefighter Anthony Alese Engine, Company 9

Doctor Michael G. Guttenberg, Bureau of Health Services

Captain Victor C. Valva, Engine Company 167

Firefighter Brent G. Crobak, Engine Company 251

Firefighter Charles Williams, Ladder Company 111

Battalion Chief Robert P. Miuccio, battalion 22

Firefighter Michael T. McDonald, Ladder Company 128

Firefighter Jimmy Martinez, Engine Company 157

Firefighter Dennis G. Heaney, Ladder Company 157

Firefighter John R. Elges, Ladder Company 134

EMT Felipe A. Torre, Bureau of Training

Paramedic Martha Stewart, EMS Station 8

EMT Joseph A. Rodriguez, EMS Station 58

Firefighter Daniel C. Bove, Engine Company 251

Captain John S. Moschella, Engine Company 26

Firefighter Richard H. Meehan, Battalion 06

Lieutenant Timothy P. O'Neill, Ladder Company 5

Firefighter Kevin E. Lennon, Ladder Company 175

Lieutenant John T. Moran, Ladder Company 41

Firefighter Lloyd W. Stuart, Engine Company 3

Firefighter Kevin J. Nolan, Engine Company 79

Firefighter Richard N. Driscoll, Engine Company 91

The wall is inscribed with the following quote:

Dedicated to the memory of those who bravely served this department protecting life and property in the City of New York in the rescue and recovery effort at Manhattan box 5-5-8087 World Trade Center

To date, 202 FDNY members have lost their lives from 9/11 related illnesses. In the attack itself, 343 FDNY members died.