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Retired NY officer dies of 9/11-related cancer

Walter Mallinson leaves behind his wife and two children

Duty Death: Walter Mallinson - [Harrison, New York]

End of Service: 09/09/2017


By PoliceOne Staff

HARRISON, N.Y. — A retired officer who responded to Ground Zero died from cancer related to the response.

Walter Mallinson died Saturday after a “long and courageous battle,” his obituary said. He was 56. 

Walter Mallinson died Saturday after a "long and courageous battle." (Photo/Legacy Obituaries)
Walter Mallinson died Saturday after a "long and courageous battle." (Photo/Legacy Obituaries)

Before his retirement, Mallinson was a K-9 officer with the Harrison Police Department. Salvatore Piazza, who owns a K-9 training company, told LoHud News that Mallinson worked well with others and was dedicated to his K-9.

Mallinson leaves behind a wife, daughter, and son, who is a state trooper. 

According to LoHud News, more than 1,300 people have died due to illnesses from exposure at Ground Zero after 9/11. 

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