Governor Cuomo yesterday (August 13) directed all state government buildings to fly flags at half-staff in honor of State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Cicora, who died Saturday (August 10) from an illness he acquired during search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center following the September 11 attacks.
The 24-year State Police veteran was an Auburn native and lived in Baldwinsville, serving as a K-9 Officer. He was a member of Troop D his entire career.
Cicora was in the Thousand Islands area when he passed.
A law enforcement escort brought his body back to central New York on Sunday, with police agencies and fire departments paying tributes along Interstates 81 and 481 from bridges and overpasses.
Sgt. Cicora is survived by his wife, Val, and their 16-year-old son, Jack.
Calling hours are set for tomorrow (August 15) from 3-8 p.m. and his funeral for Friday (August 16) at 10 a.m.
Both will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville on Salt Springs Road.