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Official Line of Duty Deaths

Joseph M. Paolillo

Rank: Detective Second Grade

Shield Number: 5862

Command: Real Time Crime Center

Date of Death: 09/09/2019

Cause of Death: Illnesses contracted as a result of work on the rescue and recovery from the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001.

While in active service with the Real Time Crime Center, Det. Paolillo passed away on September 9, 2019, from illnesses contracted as a result of his work on the rescue and recovery from 9/11.

He was appointed to the force on July 5, 1989, and promoted to Detective on December 5, 1997. He earned second grade on March 29, 2016.

On August 4, 2023, a street was renamed at Sheppard Street and Glen Head Road in Long Island, NY 11545 for Det. Second Grade Joseph M. Paolillo.

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