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Governor Hochul Directs Flags To Half-Staff To Honor Fallen Trooper Steven A. Tyrrell

On Friday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced flags on all State buildings will be flown at half-staff on February 16 and 17, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of fallen New York State Police Trooper Steven A. Tyrrell.


"Trooper Steven A. Tyrrell selflessly committed his life to the betterment of his community, our State and our country,” Governor Hochul stated in a press release. “May his legacy live on through the enduring power of his service, and through the countless lives he touched through his actions and example. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones.”

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Hochul confirmed Trooper Tyrrell passed away on Feb. 7, 2024, from an illness stemming from his assignment in and around the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. She noted Trooper Tyrrell selflessly committed his life to the betterment of his community, our State and our country.

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