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Lifelong Rockland Resident and Decorated NYPD Sergeant Passes Away From 9/11-related illness. Sgt. William Brautigam joined the NYPD just two months before the 9/11 terror attacks. During his career, he made nearly 700 arrests and was the recipient of numerous awards citations. More.

A foundation that supports first responders and their families is raising money to pay off the home mortgages of the two FBI agents who were killed in Sunrise. Tunnel to Towers, a foundation set up for first responders after 9/11, will pay off the mortgages for Laura Schwartzenberger and Daniel Alfin, the FBI special agents who were killed while serving a warrant in a child pornography investigation. More.

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), author of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and its subsequent reauthorizations, today applauded New York State’s announcement that individuals with 9/11-related cancers and pulmonary diseases will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as of February 15, 2021. More.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has called for a "9/11-type Commission" to address security risks at the U.S. Capitol in response to the deadly insurrection at the complex last month. "This letter is about you. It is about your safety as you serve in Congress, your safety in your district and your safety when traveling to and from Washington. More.

FDNY officials on Sunday announced the death of a veteran firefighter due to COVID-19. Joseph Ferrugia, 61, became the thirteenth FDNY member to die from the illness, officials said. “This horrific illness has taken far too many lives, and now it has killed a man who bravely served New Yorkers for three decades,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro wrote on Instagram. More.