Retired LEO dies from 9/11-related illness

The LEO is survived by his wife and their two children

Duty Death: Stephen B. McLoud - [New York]

End of Service: 08/29/2019


By Chris Libonati
Syracuse Media Group, N.Y.

CAYUGA COUNTY, NY — A former Cayuga County undersheriff died Thursday of an illness stemming from work he did at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Stephen B. McLoud, 59, a longtime member of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, died Thursday.

He spent time as an undersheriff, a chief criminal investigatory, criminal investigator and deputy with the sheriff’s office until he retired on Dec. 31, 2006. He also previously worked as an investigator with the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office.

McLoud was sent to New York City in 2001 to help in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks while he was the chief criminal investigator for the sheriff’s office. He helped in search and recovery efforts, according to the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office.

Before working with the sheriff’s office, McLoud graduated from Weedsport Junior-Senior High School in 1978 and earned his associate’s degree in criminal justice from Cayuga Community College in 1980, according to Syracuse.com | The Post-Standard archives.

In January of 1982, McLoud became the first full-time police officer for the Village of Weedsport. Approximately a year and a half later, McLoud joined the sheriff’s office on June 18, 1983, archives show.

McLoud was promoted from patrol deputy to investigator in 1991 and became the undersheriff in 2003.

In addition to his work for the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, he was a longtime member of the Weedsport Fire Department.

McLoud is survived by his wife, Anne, and their two children, Kenneth and Ashley.

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