Trooper Anson was a member of the State Police for 31 years and offered selfless service at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks.
Albany, NY - January 5, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in honor of New York State Police Trooper Michael J. Anson.
"Trooper Anson embodied all of what it means to be a member of the State Police: Dedicated, tough, and committed to his colleagues, friends, family and community," said Governor Cuomo. "He made the ultimate sacrifice through his selfless service at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks. I ask all New Yorkers to join me in offering our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and colleagues at the New York State Police."
Trooper Anson was a member of the State Police for 31 years, serving his entire career in Troop G. He was last stationed at SP New Scotland.