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New York State Police Patch
Resided: Plattsburgh NY, USA
Born: May. 19, 1969  
Fallen: Mar. 13, 2017
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 47 yrs. of age
Dept: New York State Police
7140 Republic Airport  
Farmingdale, NY   11735   USA
County: Nassau
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Trooper
Sworn Date: 1998
FBI Class: Homicide - Terrorism
Weapon Class: Biological
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 18 years
Duties: assigned to Troop B

Bio: Brian was born in Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, May 19, 1969, the son of Jack Falb and the former Andrea Gaffney. Brian grew up on Long Island and graduated from Sachem High School in 1987. He received an Associate Business Degree from SUNY Cobleskill and later a Bachelor Degree in Communications from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Though Brian came to the North Country for college, fate had other plans. While in Plattsburgh, he met the love of his life, the former Mary Buttery. They were married October 22, 1994 in St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh.

Brian began with the New York State Police Academy in 1998. After graduation, he returned to Troop B where he spent his career. During this time, Brian participated in the 2016 Man Hunt, the 2012 detail for Hurricane Sandy in Long Island, the 2005 Hurricane Katrina detail in New Orleans and he was a first responder for the 9/11 terror attack at the World Trade Center. Brian was a loyal and dedicated friend to all of his co-workers. He was respected for many reasons, but especially because of how he treated other people.

Brian was a family man, through and through. When away from work, Brian's joy revolved around his wife and children. Brian was their biggest fan and biggest supporter. With his family always by his side, Brian had the best time attending concerts, traveling and always cheering on his children at a number of sporting events. He was so proud of every single one of their accomplishments.

Survived by:
Mary - Wife
children - Morgan, Peyton, Sydney, and Brian Scott, Jr

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: Twin Towers   New York, NY   USA   Tue. Sep. 11, 2001
Summary: Trooper Brian Falb died as the result of cancer that he developed following his assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.


On the morning of September 11, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed two of four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. After the impact of the first plane, putting the safety of others before their own, law enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personnel, rushed to the burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid the victims and lead them to safety. Due to their quick actions, it is estimated that over 25,000 people were saved.

As the evacuation continued, the first tower unexpectedly collapsed due as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The second tower collapsed a short time later. 71 law enforcement officers, 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and over 2,800 civilians were killed at the World Trade Center site.

A third hijacked plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania when the passengers attempted to re-take control of the plane. One law enforcement officer, who was a passenger on the plane, was killed in that crash.

The fourth hijacked plane was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, killing almost 200 military and civilian personnel. No law enforcement officers were killed at the Pentagon.

The terrorist attacks resulted in the declaration of war against the Taliban regime, the illegal rulers of Afghanistan, and the al Qaeda terrorist network which also was based in Afghanistan.

On September 9, 2005, all of the public safety officers killed on September 11, 2001, were posthumously awarded the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor by President George W. Bush.

The contamination in the air at the World Trade Center site caused many rescue personnel to become extremely ill, and eventually led to the death of several rescue workers.

On May 1, 2011 members of the United States military conducted a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was hiding. During the raid, they shot and killed bin Laden.

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