ALBANY, NY (WRGB) The Mayor of Albany has ordered flag at half-staff after the passing of an Albany Detective who passed away after a battle with cancer.
Albany Detective Kevin Meehan served with the department for over 13 years, according to a Facebook post from Mayor Sheehan.
Meehan fought a long battle with an aggressive form of cancer, supporters even organizing a 60 mile run back in March of 2017.
"He battled cancer valiantly while remaining committed to his family, his colleagues, and his community. I have directed flags at all city buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of Kevin’s life and service.", said Mayor Sheehan in a Facebook Post.
Statement from Acting Albany Police Chief Robert Sears
“Wednesday afternoon, the Albany Police Department lost one of its own when Detective Kevin Meehan, a 13-year veteran, lost his life following a courageous battle with cancer. Detective Meehan was an incredible asset to the department, who always served the residents of his City with distinction, pride and the highest level of integrity. Growing up and living in Albany, he always hoped to give back his community. When he became a police officer, he was able to touch many lives, and was always willing to help a fellow neighbor in need. He truly possessed the many great qualities that we as a community expect of our police officers. The men and women of the department, and members of the community he served mourn his loss. Detective Meehan will be missed by many, and our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”