NYPD detective who rushed to Ground Zero on Sept. 11, then spent months on recovery effort, dies from 9/11-related cancer
Added 07-21-19 08:13:02pm EST - “A retired NYPD detective who spent six grueling months working on the Ground Zero recovery effort has died from a 9/11-related cancer.” - Nydailynews.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “NYPD detective who rushed to Ground Zero on Sept. 11, then spent months on recovery effort, dies from 9/11-related cancer”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
A retired NYPD detective who spent six grueling months working on the Ground Zero recovery effort has died from a 9/11-related cancer, his family said as they mourned him Sunday.
Detective Christopher Cranston, 48, who spent his career in Brooklyn’s 60th and 62nd Precincts, died of cancer Saturday — and his grieving wife ripped into the U.S. senators who are blocking the renewal of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Clare Cranston said she called Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee from her dying husband’s hospital bed, getting a staff member on the phone for Lee, and a recorded message for Paul.
“I called up Sen. Lee and Sen Paul and I told them they need to sign the bill," she said. ”I opened with, ‘How did they sleep last night? Because I slept on a chair for the last 14 days."
Paul (R-Ky.) and Lee (R-Utah) stood in the way of a unanimous consent request Wednesday that would have sent the $10.2 billion renewal of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to the president’s desk. They backed down Thursday, agreeing to vote next week in return for having their own amendments considered.
Today we mourn the loss of Detective Christopher Cranston who lost his brave battle with 9/11 related illness. Chris began his career in the 62 Precinct & exemplified the very best in our profession. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/AltsoaaJHR— NYPD 62nd Precinct (@NYPD62Pct) July 20, 2019
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