By Robert Harding
The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y.
NEW YORK — David McShane, a retired state Division of Environmental Conservation police lieutenant who supervised officers in Cayuga and Onondaga counties, has died. He was 50.
McShane died of most cancers linked to his service at floor zero within the aftermath of the Sept. 11 assaults in 2001. He was assigned to New York Metropolis to help with search and restoration efforts, based on the DEC.
“When America got here underneath assault on 9/11, altering the world as we knew it and crippling us with worry, Lt. McShane put the protection of New Yorkers and his nation forward of his personal,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos mentioned.
A 23-year veteran of the state Environmental Conservation Police, McShane graduated from primary college in February 1999. His final task was in Area 7, which is comprised of Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga and Tompkins counties. He supervised environmental cops in Cayuga and Onondaga counties earlier than his retirement in June 2022.
Matthew Krug, who serves because the environmental conservation cops director for the Police Benevolent Affiliation of New York State, famous that McShane had a “lengthy and debilitating” bout with most cancers. Whereas he had a interval of remission, the most cancers returned and he was pressured to retire.
“David McShane exemplified what it was to be an environmental conservation officer and set the bar for therefore many people that adopted in his path,” Krug mentioned.
McShane was a Marcellus native — he was a 1991 graduate of Marcellus Excessive College — and earned his bachelor’s diploma on the SUNY Faculty of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse.
In line with his obituary, McShane was a falconer who skilled red-tailed hawks and cherished animals, together with his two canine. He’s survived by his spouse, Angela, and their three youngsters.
Calling hours have been scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Buranich Funeral Dwelling, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A funeral might be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at St. Joseph’s Church, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
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