Former NYPD Chief of Detectives Dies of 9/11-Related Cancer

Anthony M. Destefano, Newsday
NEW YORK — William Allee, who served as the NYPD’s chief of detectives from 1997 to 2003, died Thursday morning from an illness related to his work at Ground Zero, officials said. He was 76.
Allee had been ailing from leukemia for a number of years and suddenly needed to be hospitalized on Wednesday, an NYPD spokesman said.
After Allee died, the NYPD ceremonially escorted his body out of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon, the spokesman said, adding that his coffin was covered with an NYPD flag and taken to a funeral home on Staten Island, where he lived.

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