Part of Connecticut Ave. renamed for state trooper who died from 9/11-related illness

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Part of Connecticut Ave. renamed for state trooper who died from 9/11-related illness

A memorial street sign honoring a state trooper who died from a 9/11-related disease was unveiled Saturday in Norwalk.

About a mile of Connecticut Avenue was renamed "Trooper First Class Walter Greene Memorial Highway."

"Long after we pass on, his memory will still be alive cause we have the signs out here showing that Trooper Greene served the state and sacrificed himself," said former Trooper Dwight Washington.

Trooper Greene died in May 2018 from cancer related to toxins he was exposed to while responding to Ground Zero.

State Sen. Bob Duff said Greene selflessly rushed to the scene to look for survivors.

The Norwalk native worked with the Connecticut State Police for almost three decades. He was also a Marine.

Sgt. Roger Derry says that when people drive by the sign, a hero will be remembered in the hearts of the community.

"A true testament, for all the people that showed up today, shows how much this guy is really loved," Derry said.

Greene left behind his wife and three sons.

 

 

 

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