New York state trooper dies from 9/11-related illness

ALBANY COUNTY, New York (WABC) -- A New York state trooper died Tuesday from a disease linked to his work on Ground Zero following the September 11th terrorist attacks, according to New York State Police.

Trooper Michael J. Anson was 56 years old.

Following the 9/11 attacks, Trooper Anson was assigned to New York City to aid in the search and recovery efforts.

Entering the State Police in 1986, Trooper Anson served his entire 31-year career in Albany County's Troop G. He was most recently stationed at SP New Scotland, but also served as a School Resource Officer and Academy Training Officer earlier in his career.

Trooper Anson is from Albany County and is survived by his wife, their three children, and his brothers.
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