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Former New York State Police sergeant passes away from illness linked to 9/11 rescue efforts


NEW YORK – The state of New‌ York is mourning⁤ the loss of a hero who dedicated his life ⁤to⁤ serving ⁣and protecting others. Technical Sgt. Christopher P. Rock, a retired⁣ member of the New ⁣York State Police, passed away on Sunday due to an illness connected to his response to the‍ 9/11 attack on the ⁤World Trade Center.

Sgt. Rock joined the state police in 1987 and served for ​26 years before his retirement in September 2013. Throughout his career, he demonstrated unwavering dedication and bravery,⁤ particularly during his assignment to search ‌and recovery efforts in New York City following the tragic terrorist attack.

His ⁣commitment ⁣to serving his community extended‌ beyond his work⁢ in New York City, as his‍ last assignment was in the NYSP Traffic Division Field Command. Sgt. Rock’s impact and legacy⁢ will be remembered by his colleagues, friends, and the community he served.

Rock, who⁢ hailed from Kerhonkson, N.Y., was ​59 years old at the time of his passing. He leaves behind his wife, and the entire state police force joins in extending their deepest condolences to his loved ones.

As the⁣ state mourns the loss of a dedicated public servant, state police will announce his funeral arrangements at a later date, allowing the‌ community⁤ to come together to honor and remember Sgt. Christopher P. Rock.

Alejandro Mendoza
Alejandro Mendoza
Alejandro Mendoza is a dedicated journalist, known for his in-depth research and commitment to truth. A graduate of Columbia University's School of Journalism, he specializes in revealing and reporting on significant local issues.
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