New York City Police Department
Line of Duty Death: November 5, 2007

Sergeant Michael Ryan died on November 5, 2007, of three different forms of aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma he contracted while working hundreds of hours at Ground Zero.

Following the attack, Sergeant Ryan worked 70 to 80 hours a week at Ground Zero for several months. 

Sergeant Ryan served with the New York City Police Department for 20 years. 

He is survived by his wife, and his four children.

Tunnel to Towers paid off the mortgage on his family’s home.