Like thousands of other emergency responders, NYPD Det. Christopher Cranston dropped everything and rushed to Ground Zero in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 after learning of the World Trade Center attacks. For six months after, he sifted through rubble at the former Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island, amid the deadly toxins that have since caused the death of more than 2,000 people years after the national tragedy. More.
9/11-related illness takes another WTC hero, Staten Island resident