A police officer who served more than 300 hours at Ground Zero in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks will receive a line-of-duty pension, thanks to a state appeals court ruling.
Annmarie Sheldon was a first responder on 9/11 and served more than 300 hours at the site after the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers. She was assigned to a security post a block from Ground Zero on October 4, 2001, when she began experiencing shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea and severe chest pains. The following March, Ms. Sheldon was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. More 9/11 First-Responder Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Wins Fight to Receive Line-of-Duty Pension