ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- Flags across the Empire State are being flown at half-staff in honor of a State Trooper who died from a 9/11 related illness.

Sergeant and Station Commander Jeffrey Cicora died on August 10th. Sergeant Cicora, who's from Baldwinsville, joined the New York State Police in 1992, and was assigned to New York City after the attacks to help with search and rescue efforts. He retired from the force in 2017 due to health concerns stemming from his work at ground zero.

He served his entire career in Troop D, which covers the Syracuse and Watertown region.

Governor Cuomo ordered flags to be lowered starting Tuesday.

"Sgt. Cicora is a hero who risked his health and ultimately sacrificed his life to help others following one of our country's darkest days. His death is a reminder of the selfless actions so many brave first responders took that day and in the weeks that followed. He represents the very best of New York and we will never forget him. On behalf of the New York family, I extend our deepest gratitude to Sgt. Cicora and am directing flags be flown at half-staff to honor his memory," said Gov. Cuomo.