Retired State Police sergeant from Columbia County dies of WTC effects

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State Police Sgt. Ivan Morales

ALBANY – Retired State Police Sgt. Ivan Morales died on Friday, October 28, Acting Superintendent Steven Nigrelli announce.

A City of Hudson resident, Morales died from an illness stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center site following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

He was a member of the NYPD during his assignment to the World Trade Center search and recovery efforts.

Morales joined the State Police on February 14, 2005 and served with the agency for over 17 years before retiring on October 20 of this year.

He was assigned to Troop T, the Thruway, at the time of his retirement.