Governor Hochul Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Trooper Governor Hochul Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Trooper

(NCC News) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul ordered flags on state buildings to be flown at half-staff to honor a fallen New York State Trooper.

Steven Tyrrell passed away last week from an illness stemming from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Tyrrell was assigned to the World Trade Center buildings and its surrounding area during the morning of the attacks.


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FILE – New York Gov. Kathy Hochul presents her 2025 executive state budget in the Red Room at the state Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, in Albany, N.Y. Hochul nominated Steven G. James, a former New York State Police deputy superintendent, as the top leader of the police force on Wednesday, which would make him the third Black person to hold the agency’s highest rank (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
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“Trooper Steven A. Tyrrell selflessly committed his life to the betterment of his community, our State and our country,” Hochul said 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.”

Tyrrell retired in September from the New York State Police Department after 26 years of service. Tyrrell was from Rochester, New York.

Hochul ordered the state buildings to fly its flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on February 16 and 17.

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