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The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

John T. Young

John T. Young

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 4086

Command: 050 Pct.

Date of Death: 02/19/2007

Cause of Death: 9/11 Related Diseases

Detective John T. Young passed away on February 17, 2007 as a result of lung cancer contracted from his work on the rescue and recovery efforts from the World Trade Center attacks.  Young served 20 years with the NYPD.  He was appointed in January 1982, and promoted to Detective in November of 1991.  His career included stints in the 34 and 50 Precincts, and the Midtown South Detective Squad.  His last command was the 50 Squad.  He made 380 arrests, 203 for felonies and received eight recognitions for excellent police duty and two awards for meritorious service.  He worked hundreds of hours at the Fresh Kills Landfill, sifting through debris from the attacks in the City’s search for remains of victims and crime scene evidence. He retired in January of 2002.  Known as someone who was friendly and helpful to everybody, Detective Young was 49 years old and left behind a wife, Maura, and five Children – John, Kristin, Shann, Michael, and Courtney – ages ten through 19 at the time of his death.

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