Recently Fallen Hero


Investigator Ryan Fortini

New York (NY) State Police
End of Watch: January 1, 2020

Investigator Ryan Fortini succumbed to a cancer-related illness stemming from his rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Investigator Fortini is the first officer fatality from the state of New York in 2020.

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10 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. My Heartfelt Sympathy to the Family, and Brothers and Sisters in Blue of the Loss of Investigator Ryan Fortini. His Dedication and Service will always be remembered and appreciated.
    Rest in God’s arms now, Investigator Fortini. You are Home. Peace to You, our Hero.

  2. May the Lord provide comfort for Ryan’s family and friends during this difficult time. May he rest in the arms of our Lord🙏🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷

  3. Another brave member of our Thin Blue Line passes as a result of 9/11. Investigator Ryan Fortini you are in the heart and minds of all Americans. God Bless you , your Family and Blue Family.

  4. May The Lord Bless and Comfort the family and friends of Investigator Ryan Fortini of the NY State Police. His courage and willingness to rush in while others were rushing out of harms way will always be remembered . May this Trooper Rest In Peace.

  5. Officer Ryan is one of our heroes !! May you all be much comforted now, and in the months to come….
    With love, from Utah

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