Funeral set for CT trooper who fell ill after responding to 9/11 attack

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — A funeral for a Connecticut state trooper who died of cancer at age 51 is scheduled for this week.

Flags have been at half-staff across the state in honor of Trooper Walter Greene, who fell ill after responding to New York City following the attack on the World Trade Center.

Services are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at the Sherwood Island State Park, the site of the state’s memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Greene joined the state police in 1990 after four years in the Marines.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Greene “dedicated his life’s work to protecting the people of Connecticut and our country.”

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