New Jersey State Trooper Dies From 9/11 Related Illness

A New Jersey State Police Lieutenant who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2015 attributed to his response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center died yesterday from cancer, the State Police announced.

Lt. Bill Fearon served 22 years with the State Police, most recently as a tactical instructor.

Fearon was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015 and was known for his enduring positive attitude during the ongoing treatment. He handed out “No Fear” wristbands throughout his battle with cancer.

“Every day I put my feet on the ground and I look forward to winning,” Fearon said, according to the State Police Facebook post. “This is the mindset that I have, it’s about living without fear.”

Fearon is survived by his wife Janice, and their three children, Ryan, Elyse and Jessie.

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