Second highest-ranking Long Island police officer dies of 9/11-related cancer

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Sunday, June 30, 2024
Second highest-ranking officer on LI dies of 9/11-related cancer
Chief of Patrol Kevin Canavan spent 39 years with the Nassau County police.

NASSAU COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- One of Long Island's highest-ranking police officers has died of a September 11th-related cancer.

Kevin Canavan passed away on Sunday morning. Canavan was Nassau County's Chief of Patrol, the second-highest-ranking uniformed officer in the department.

Canavan spent 39 years on the force.

He worked until the end, consulting just a few weeks ago from his hospital bed on security plans for the Cricket World Cup.

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