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.