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9/11 first responder and NYPD officer who retired in Myrtle Beach dies

Eugene Madden (Photo from Burroughs Funeral Home)

A retired New York Police Department officer who served as a first responder during 9/11 died earlier this week in Myrtle Beach.

Eugene Francis Madden (aka Gene/Geno/UE) served for 20 years with the NYPD, according to the Burroughs Funeral Home obituary.

In 1993 he received the Combat Cross for his actions in the line of duty. But, "by far, his greatest NYPD honor was serving alongside his colleagues as a 9/11 first responder for many months," his obituary stated.

After his retirement, Gene settled in Myrtle Beach, and died on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

A visitation will be held 5 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Hwy, Murrells Inlet. A service will be held at 6 p.m.

A visitation in NY will be held Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. at New Hyde Park Funeral Home, 506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde, NY 11040. A church service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, February 19, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Valley Stream, NY.

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