Line Of Duty Death: Sergeant Ivan M. Morales (Retired)


IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET AND SADNESS THAT ACTING SUPERINTENDENT STEVEN A. NIGRELLI ANNOUNCES THE LINE OF DUTY DEATH OF RETIRED NEW YORK STATE POLICE SERGEANT IVAN M. MORALES.

SERGEANT MORALES PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 28, 2022, FROM AN ILLNESS STEMMING FROM HIS ASSIGNMENT AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE FOLLOWING THE TERRORIST ATTACK ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.

FOLLOWING THE EVENTS OF 9/11, SERGEANT MORALES WAS A MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT (NYPD) DURING HIS ASSIGNMENT TO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SEARCH AND RECOVERY EFFORTS.

SERGEANT MORALES ENTERED THE STATE POLICE ON FEBRUARY 14, 2005 AND SERVED WITH THE STATE POLICE FOR 17 YEARS BEFORE ENTERING RETIREMENT ON OCTOBER 20, 2022.

SERGEANT MORALES IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, SON, AND DAUGHTER.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR SERGEANT MORALES WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2022, AT 2:00 P.M. AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION:

COMMUNITY LIFE CHURCH OF CATSKILL

20 WEST MAIN STREET

CATSKILL, NEW YORK

ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THAT ANTICIPATE SENDING REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO ADVISE FIRST SERGEANT MICHAEL R. COLLIER AT TROOP T HEADQUARTERS, TELEPHONE 518-436-2825, OR BY EMAIL TCOMM@TROOPERS.NY.GOV WITH THE NUMBER OF PERSONNEL EXPECTED TO ATTEND.

UNIFORM OF THE DAY FOR STATE POLICE MEMBERS IS DRESS BLOUSE, SAM BROWNE BELT AND DRESS SHOES.

ALL OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND IN DRESS UNIFORMS.

ALL AGENCIES ATTENDING THE FUNERAL SERVICES ARE REQUESTED TO ARRIVE AT THE COMMUNITY LIFE CHURCH OF CATSKILL BY 12:30 P.M. ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER SEPTEMBER 18, 2022.

NO MOTORCYCLE UNITS ARE REQUESTED FROM OUTSIDE AGENCIES.

IT IS REQUESTED THAT ALL ATTENDEES CAR-POOL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

UNIFORMED TROOPERS WILL BE ON SITE TO ASSIST WITH PARKING.

DIRECTIONS TO COMMUNITY LIFE CHURCH OF CATSKILL ARE AS FOLLOWS:

FROM NORTH OR SOUTH

I-87 (THRUWAY) TO EXIT 21

LEFT ONTO MAIN STREET (2.1 MILES)

RIGHT ONTO STATE ROUTE 9W (3.9 MILES)

LEFT ONTO GRANDVIEW AVE (1.1 MILE)

TAKE THE ROUND ABOUT INTO THE CHURCH PARKING LOT

AUTHORITY: ACTING SUPERINTENDENT STEVEN A. NIGRELLI

NEW YORK STATE POLICE


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