Former NYPD Chief of Detectives William Allee was in charge of the NYPD Detectives Bureau during the September 11th attacks and spent time at Ground Zero and the Staten Island landfill in the months following.
Deeply saddened to learn former Chief of Dets. William Allee, the fearless leader in command of the NYPD Detective Bureau through the events of 9/11/01, passed away this morning from 9/11-related illness. His legendary heroism & sacrifice will not be forgotten. #FidelisAdMortem pic.twitter.com/IK0YFbqFN5— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) May 24, 2018
Allee retired from the NYPD in 2003.
The former Chief of Detectives passed away at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The NYPD held a ceremonial tribute for Allee on Thursday afternoon.
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