Memorial held for Pearl River NYPD officer who died from cancer

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An NYPD officer and 9/11 hero from Rockland County who died of cancer was honored Sunday.

The Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association dedicated a memorial to Patrick McGovern, of Pearl River.

The 43-year-old died in May after being sickened by the toxic dust at ground zero.

McGovern was a 19-year veteran with the NYPD.

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