Governor Cuomo directed flags on all state government buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Cayuga County undersheriff Stephen McLoud, from today (September 3) until his internment.
McLoud passed away last week from an illness he acquired working search and recovery efforts at Ground Zero, following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (Click here for more from the original story.)
Next Wednesday marks the 18th anniversary of those attacks.
“Officer McLoud was a dedicated public servant and hero who ultimately sacrificed his life helping our city, state and nation recover at GroundZero following the September 11th terrorist attacks,” Governor Cuomo said. “His selfless service embodies the heroism and bravery exhibited by all first responders who answered the call to serve following that fateful day. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to Officer McLoud’s friends and family. We will never forget his service and his sacrifice.”
McLoud was the second law enforcement officer from CNY to die last month of a 9/11-related illness, after Baldwinsville-area State Police Sgt. Jeffrey Cicora passed away just weeks prior from a similar fate. (More on that story here.)
He volunteered with the Weedsport Fire Department for 35-years, at one time serving with the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force and as a Cayuga County Fire Investigator.
Calling hours for McLoud will be held this Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the White Chapel Funeral home in Weedsport.
His funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Weedsport Junior/Senior high school auditorium.