NY detective dies after battle with cancer
The detective was a 13-year veteran of the Albany PD
By PoliceOne Staff
ALBANY, N.Y. — A New York has died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer.
The Times Union reports that 37-year-old Albany Detective Kevin Meehan died from the disease on Wednesday. Meehan was a 13-year veteran of the Albany PD.
Meehan was a member of the Albany PD’s tactical team and community response unit. Acting Police Chief Robert Sears said Mehan served the city he grew up in with “distinction, pride and the highest level of integrity.”
I'm saddened to hear about the passing of @albanypolice officer Kevin Meehan after a battle with cancer. As one of Albany's Finest, he heeded the call to serve and protect the people of #Albany, and for that I and many others are grateful. Rest in peace Detective Meehan. pic.twitter.com/r6F8b8BT4J— Owusu Anane (@Anane4Albany) February 22, 2018
"He always hoped to give back his community," Sears said in a statement. "When he became a police officer, he was able to touch many lives, and was always willing to help a fellow neighbor in need. He truly possessed the many great qualities that we as a community expect of our police officers."
On Thursday, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan ordered flags at all city buildings to be flown half-staff in honor of Meehan, according to WRBG. In March, a 60-mile run was organized to raise funds to help with lodging and travel expenses for Meehan as he sought treatment.
Meehan leaves behind his wife, mother, two sisters and a brother, who was a part of the Albany PD’s neighborhood engagement unit.
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