The 2022 Orange County Law Enforcement Memorial Service, on May 6, at 6 p.m., will honor five members of the New York City Police Department, who were also Orange County residents, that died as a result of exposure to toxic substances during their service at the World Trade Center site, District Attorney David Hoovler announced.
The memorial service will also honor the memory of the thirty-eight officers, troopers and federal agents that are enshrined on the Orange County Law Enforcement Memorial. Names of Orange County law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty have been enshrined on two memorial walls outside the Orange County Courthouse in Goshen.
“Once again, it is our solemn honor to memorialize our fallen brothers and sisters who died from their exposure to toxic substances as a result of their duty during the rescue and recovery effort at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 9/11,” said Michael McGinn, President of the Jason Conklin Memorial Lodge #957 of Fraternal Order of Police. “These brave Orange County residents left their homes and families on that fateful day to answer the call of duty, and paid for it with their lives in the years to come. While we honor these brave officers for their selfless sacrifice, we also pay homage to their families and loved ones for their dignity, courage and perseverance in the face of such irreparable loss.”
The service will last approximately one hour and is open to all members of the law enforcement community and to the general public.###