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