Another member of Upstate New York’s local law enforcement lost a battle this week to an illness he acquired working post-9/11 search and recovery efforts in lower Manhattan.
Former Cayuga County Undersheriff Stephen McLoud was one of many EMS workers across the country sent to Ground Zero following the September 11 terrorist attacks, too many of whom still battle health conditions that stem from the site’s harmful toxins.
His passing comes a little more than two weeks after that of the late Baldwinsville State Trooper Jeffrey Cicora, who also died earlier this month from an illness he acquired at Ground Zero.
After joining the sheriff’s department in 1983 as a deputy, McLoud worked his way up to the rank of undersheriff in 2003, before retiring in 2006. He was also a member of the Weedsport Fire Department for more than two decades.
McLoud is survived by his wife and their two children. He was 59-years-old.
Information is not yet available regarding funeral services, but stay tuned for those updates.