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Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen Lt. David J. McShane


Mon, Jan 29th 2024 12:10 pm

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Jan. 29 in honor of fallen New York State Department of Environmental Conservation police Lt. David J. McShane.

“Lt. David J. McShane’s exemplary work to protect our natural resources and ensure public safety benefitted all New Yorkers,” Hochul said. “In responding to assist in the recovery at the World Trade Center after 9/11, Lt. McShane exhibited further bravery and courage in service to our state and country. I offer my deep gratitude and appreciation for his service and extend my condolences to his family, colleagues, and all of those who knew him.”

On Jan. 22, McShane passed away from an illness related to his assignment at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Following the events of 9/11, McShane was assigned to New York City to assist in search and recovery efforts. He had retired from the Department of Environmental Conservation’s division of law enforcement after 22 years of dedicated service on June 26, 2022.

McShane was from Marcellus, Onondaga County, and is survived by his wife and three children.

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