- Associated Press - Friday, June 1, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut State Police trooper who contracted a rare form of cancer after responding to New York City following the 9/11 terrorist attacks has died.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Trooper 1st Class Walter Greene died Thursday. He was 51.

The Democratic governor ordered U.S. and state flags in the state lowered to half-staff in Green’s honor.

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

During his career with the state police he was assigned to Troops A and G and the Statewide Cooperative Crime Control Task Force, the traffic services unit, and later on to motor services where he trained other police officers to operator motorcycles.

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

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