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Family of WTC Program’s Namesake Gratified But Not Over Past Heartache

Posted 12/23/19

For Joe Zadroga, 73, accepting the Bronze Medallion, the city’s highest civilian honor, in memory of his son, NYPD Det. James Zadroga, was not easy.

The award was made during the de Blasio administration’s Dec. 16 ceremony at the Beacon Theater honoring individuals and organizations that helped to win congressional passage of permanent funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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