New York City Police Department ● Line of Duty Death: September 20, 2016

New York City Police Department Detective James Giery passed away on September 20, 2016, as the result of cancer contracted due to his exposure to toxic substances following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks at the World Trade Center.

Giery was a U.S. Army veteran and was a fourth-generation member of the NYPD. He had served with the New York City Police Department and the former New York City Housing Authority Police Department for 21 years.

Giery is survived by his wife, Catrine, and his three children.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has paid off the mortgage on the Giery family’s home as part of its 2021 Season of Hope initiative.