A State Police trooper with 31 years on the job died on Jan. 2 from an illness stemming from an assignment to the World Trade Center site following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Trooper Michael J. Anson joined the State Police on Sept. 22, 1986. He spent his career in Troop G, which serves a majority of the Capital District, and was most recently stationed at the New Scotland barracks, said Superintendent George P. Beach II.
He was previously assigned to East Greenbush, Brunswick and Schodack, where he served as a school resource officer from 2003 to 2010. He was also an academy training officer from 2012 to 2017.
Following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, he was assigned to the World Trade Center to aid in search and recovery efforts. State Police did not release any further information about his illness.
Anson, an Albany County resident, is survived by his wife, three children and other family members.