Detective James Zadroga

CANCER CLAIMS 9/11 COP


KEVIN HAWKINS
Worked with mayor.

Source: http://www.nypost.com/seven/05082007/news/regionalnews/cancer_claims_9_11_cop_regionalnews_perry_chiaramonte_and_murray_we...

CANCER CLAIMS 9/11 COP

By PERRY CHIARAMONTE and MURRAY WEISS

May 8, 2007 -- A detective on Mayor Bloomberg's security detail died yesterday of cancer - an illness his family and union officials believe can be traced to his work in the toxic debris at Ground Zero after 9/11.

Detective Kevin Hawkins, 42, died at 2 a.m. at the hospice unit of Calvary Hospital in The Bronx, said Vic Cipulla, vice president of the Detectives Endowment Association.

He'd been diagnosed with kidney cancer in September.

Cipulla said Hawkins and his family had filed a claim that would seek verification that his illness was in the line of duty, making him eligible for a disability pension.

"Members have come down with various forms of cancer and there are many still to come," he said.