January 29, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New York

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Jan 29, 2024

January 29, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New York

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on January 29 in honor of fallen New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police Lieutenant David J. McShane.

“Lieutenant David J. McShane’s exemplary work to protect our natural resources and ensure public safety benefitted all New Yorkers,” Governor Hochul said. “In responding to assist in the recovery at the World Trade Center after 9/11, Lieutenant McShane exhibited further bravery and courage in service to our state and country. I offer my deep gratitude and appreciation for his service and extend my condolences to his family, colleagues, and all of those who knew him.”

On January 22, 2024, Lieutenant McShane passed away from an illness related to his assignment at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Following the events of 9/11, Lieutenant McShane was assigned to New York City to assist in search and recovery efforts. He had retired from the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Law Enforcement after 22 years of dedicated service on June 26, 2022. Lieutenant McShane was from Marcellus, Onondaga County, and is survived by his wife and three children.