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NYPD Officer David Mahmoud of Medford died of

NYPD Officer David Mahmoud of Medford died of a rare nasal cancer on Nov. 11, 2010. His fellow officers say they believe he contracted the disease after working as a first-responder during and after the 9/11 attacks. He was 49.
Newsday's obituary for David Mahmoud

Funeral of 9/11 first-responder David Mahmoud

The funeral of NYPD Officer David Mahmoud, a 9/11 first responder who died of cancer.

NYPD officers escort the hearse containing the body
(Credit: David Pokress)

NYPD officers escort the hearse containing the body of NYPD officer David Mahmoud, who died of a rare nasal cancer. (Nov. 16, 2010)

New York Police Department officers salute David Mahmoud's
(Credit: David Pokress)

New York Police Department officers salute David Mahmoud's coffin as it passes. (Nov. 16, 2010)

NYPD Officer Patrick Lynch, center, president of the
(Credit: David Pokress)

NYPD Officer Patrick Lynch, center, president of the NYC Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, salutes as the funeral procession for David Mahmoud passes. (Nov. 16, 2010)

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NYPD officers file into the church for the
(Credit: David Pokress)

NYPD officers file into the church for the funeral of fellow officer David Mahmoud. (Nov. 16, 2010)

One of NYC police officer David Mahmoud's daughters
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One of NYC police officer David Mahmoud's daughters wipes her tears as the family leaves the church after the funeral. (Nov. 16, 2010)

NYC police officer David Mahmoud's widow, Bessie Mercado,
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NYC police officer David Mahmoud's widow, Bessie Mercado, is presented the flag that covered her husband's coffin by a member of the NYPD Honor Guard. (Nov. 16, 2010)

NYPD Officer David Mahmoud's coffin is carried out
(Credit: David Pokress)

NYPD Officer David Mahmoud's coffin is carried out of the church after the funeral. (Nov. 16, 2010)

The coffin containing the body of NYPD Officer
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The coffin containing the body of NYPD Officer David Mahmoud is carried out of St. Francis de Sales Church after the funeral Mass. (Nov. 16, 2010)

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Rev. Edward Kealey of St. Sylvester's Church in
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Rev. Edward Kealey of St. Sylvester's Church in Medford blesses the coffin after the funeral. (Nov. 16, 2010)

Police Officer Patrick Lynch, second from the right,
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Police Officer Patrick Lynch, second from the right, salutes as David Mahmoud's coffin passes. Lynch is president of the NYC Patrolmen's Benevolent Association. (Nov. 16, 2010)

NYC police officers salute fellow officer David Mahmoud's
(Credit: David Pokress)

NYC police officers salute fellow officer David Mahmoud's coffin as it passes after the funeral Mass. Funeral for NYPD officer David Mahmoud who died of 9/11 related illness. (Nov. 16, 2010)

NYPD Officer David Mahmoud's widow, Bessie Mercado, right,
(Credit: David Pokress)

NYPD Officer David Mahmoud's widow, Bessie Mercado, right, and one of their daughters walk to a waiting limousine after the funeral. (Nov. 16, 2010)

Officer David Mahmoud's widow, Bessie Mercado, right, and
(Credit: David Pokress)

Officer David Mahmoud's widow, Bessie Mercado, right, and one of their daughters leaves the church after the funeral. (Nov. 16, 2010)

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NYPD Officer David Mahmoud of Medford died of

NYPD Officer David Mahmoud of Medford died of a rare nasal cancer on Nov. 11, 2010. His fellow officers say they believe he contracted the disease after working as a first-responder during and after the 9/11 attacks. He was 49.
Newsday's obituary for David Mahmoud

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