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An officer salutes the coffin ofJames Zadroga, a former New York City police detective who workedhundreds of hours at World Trade Center following the September 11terrorist attacks.

Funeral of Detective James Zadroga

Photos from the funeral of Detective James Zadroga.

An officer salutes the coffin ofJames Zadroga, a
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An officer salutes the coffin ofJames Zadroga, a former New York City police detective who workedhundreds of hours at World Trade Center following the September 11terrorist attacks.

Linda and Joeseph Zadroga, parentsof James Zadroga, follow
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Linda and Joeseph Zadroga, parentsof James Zadroga, follow their son's casket during the funeral for theformer New York City police detective who worked hundreds hundreds ofhours at World Trade Center following the September 11 terroristattacks in North Arlington, New Jersey. Zadroga isthe first emergency responder to die as a result of exposure to dustand debris at Ground Zero, according to Michael Palladino, presidentof the Detectives' Endowment Association. Zadroga developed black lungdisease and mercury on the brain, accroding to Palladino. An autopsyreport was pending.

The casket bearing the remains ofJames Zadroga, a
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The casket bearing the remains ofJames Zadroga, a former New York City police detective who workedhundreds of hours at World Trade Center following the September 11terrorist attacks, is carried out of the church inNorth Arlington, New Jersey. Zadroga is the first emergency responderto die as a result of exposure to dust and debris at Ground Zero,according to Michael Palladino, president of the Detectives' EndowmentAssociation. Zadroga developed black lung disease and mercury on thebrain, accroding to Palladino. An autopsy report was pending.

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The casket bearing the remains ofJames Zadroga, a
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The casket bearing the remains ofJames Zadroga, a former New York City police detective who workedhundreds of hours at World Trade Center following the September 11terrorist attacks, is carried out of the church inNorth Arlington, New Jersey. Zadroga is the first emergency responderto die as a result of exposure to dust and debris at Ground Zero,according to Michael Palladino, president of the Detectives' EndowmentAssociation. Zadroga developed black lung disease and mercury on thebrain, accroding to Palladino. An autopsy report was pending.

Police stand at attention duringfuneral services for James
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Police stand at attention duringfuneral services for James Zadroga, a former New York City policedetective who worked hundreds of hours at World Trade Center followingthe September 11 terrorist attacks, is carried out of the church in North Arlington, New Jersey. Zadroga is the firstemergency responder to die as a result of exposure to dust and debrisat Ground Zero, according to Michael Palladino, president of theDetectives' Endowment Association. Zadroga developed black lungdisease and mercury on the brain, accroding to Palladino. An autopsyreport was pending.

Police stand at attention duringfuneral services for James
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Police stand at attention duringfuneral services for James Zadroga, a former New York City policedetective who worked hundreds of hours at World Trade Center following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Zadroga was the first emergency responder to die as a result of exposure to dust and debris at Ground Zero, according to Michael Palladino, president of the Detectives' Endowment Association.

Police stand at attention duringfuneral services for James
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Police stand at attention duringfuneral services for James Zadroga, a former New York City policedetective who worked hundreds of hours at World Trade Center followingthe September 11 terrorist attacks, is carried out of the church in North Arlington, New Jersey. Zadroga is the firstemergency responder to die as a result of exposure to dust and debrisat Ground Zero, according to Michael Palladino, president of theDetectives' Endowment Association. Zadroga developed black lungdisease and mercury on the brain, accroding to Palladino. An autopsyreport was pending.

Residents watch the funeralprocession James Zadroga, a former
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Residents watch the funeralprocession James Zadroga, a former New York City police detective whoworked hundreds of hours at World Trade Center following the September11 terrorist attacks, is carried out of the church inNorth Arlington, New Jersey. Zadroga is the first emergency responderto die as a result of exposure to dust and debris at Ground Zero,according to Michael Palladino, president of the Detectives' EndowmentAssociation. Zadroga developed black lung disease and mercury on thebrain, accroding to Palladino. An autopsy report was pending.

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The funeral procession for retired New York police
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The funeral procession for retired New York police officer JamesZadroga passes a large U.S. flag hanging over the street in North Arlington, N.J.. Zadroga, 34, who retired from the NYPD after developing respiratory problems, died Thursday inLittle Egg Harbor, N.J. Zadroga spent hundreds of hours at the WTCsite, according to Michael Palladino of the Detectives EndowmentAssociation. Autopsy results are pending.