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NY honoring police officers who died last year from line-of-duty injuries and 9/11 illnesses

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ALBANY, New York — Eight officers who died last year from line-of-duty injuries will be honored at the New York Police Memorial, along with 14 who died from illnesses related to recovery work at the World Trade Center destroyed by terrorists in 2001.

Among them are WenJian Liu and Rafael Ramos, gunned down in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street in December.

Others are Rochester Officer Daryl Pierson, shot by a suspect; Trooper Christopher Skinner, killed by a hit-and-run driver; and Johnson City Officer David Smith, shot responding to a disturbance.

Also being honored are New York Police Department's Dennis Guerra, who suffered smoke inhalation; NYPD Officer Michael Williams, injured in a crash; and Douglas Mayville of the Albany Police, who authorities say died from inhaling toxic chemicals in forensic investigations.

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