New York Police Detective Dies of 9/11-Related Cancer

Zachary R. Dowdy, Newsday
SUFFOLK COUNTY, New York — Family and colleagues on Tuesday mourned Suffolk Police Det. Stephen Mullen, a decorated and revered 26-year veteran and Massapequa resident who died on Friday of cancer he contracted while responding to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
He was 55.
“Stephen and I have been married for close to 27 years,” said Patricia Mullen, in a statement. “We’ve raised two wonderful sons, Patrick and James. He was completely devoted to his family and friends, and equally devoted to being a police officer.”
Her statement continued: “Stephen was the type of person that if you needed anything, he would be there in any way possible. He could always be counted on. H…

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