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Panel: 5-W: 29
Department: Peekskill, New York, P.D.
End of Watch: May 1, 2013
Cause: Physical-Related Incident
Years of Service: 22
Description: Detective Wassil participated in search and clean-up activities at the site of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. He was diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis which left him paralyzed. Detective Wassil’s health deteriorated and he was confined to a wheelchair. Detective Wassil died on May 1, 2013.