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New York State Police Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Nov. 06, 1962  
Fallen: Jun. 09, 2018
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 55 yrs. of age
Dept: New York State Police
7140 Republic Airport  
Farmingdale, NY   11735   USA
County: Nassau
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Terrorism
Weapon Class: Biological
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 3242
On The Job: 27 years
Duties: Troop G, assigned to SP Wilton

Bio: Born in Manhattan, Charles was the son of Nora Colby Salaway and the late Robert L. Salaway. Charles graduated from Paul D. Schreiber High School in 1980, and then State University of New York at Plattsburgh, before he went on to the State Police Academy.

Charles has always had a humble, compassionate way of bestowing his knowledge and experience upon others. His friendly and approachable demeanor allowed him to be a figure that others could always turn to for help in their time of need, both at work and at home, and he was honored to hold this position in so many instances.

Charles was highly regarded and well known for his confident, calming presence; everybody knew that if Charles was by your side everything was going to be okay. He was the definition of a well-rounded person and he had a love for life that held no boundaries. He had a respect for nature, sports, art, music, history, and everything in-between.

A few of his favorite pastimes were hunting, hiking, travelling, riding his motorcycle, and playing sports and board games with his family.

Charles was sworn into service with the New York State Police on October 1st, 1990, and served with them for 27 years. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in August of 2003. Charles served the majority of his career in Troop G, assigned to SP Wilton, where he retired with the rank of Sergeant Station Commander last October. He spent eight years as Station Commander at SP Greenwich, along with time spent at various other locations around New York State, including Troops B, H, and K.

Following the events of September 11, Charles was assigned to New York City to aid in the search and recovery efforts. In addition, Charles served as an Academy Training Officer at the N.Y.S.P. Basic School in 2000-01, as well as a Field Training Officer as a Trooper for many years.

Charles was a beloved son, husband, father, brother, friend and Trooper. He was always proud to be a New York State Trooper, but what defined him was his unsurpassable pride and admiration he held for his family.

Sergeant Salaway's wife and one son both serve with the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office.

Survived by:
& three sons, and two daughters

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: Twin Towers   New York, New York   USA   Tue. Sep. 11, 2001
Summary: Sergeant Charles Salaway 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 11th, 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 four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

After the impact of the first plane into the World Trade Center's North Tower, 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 South Tower unexpectedly collapsed as a result of the intense fire caused by the impact. The North Tower collapsed a short time later. Seventy-one 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 on 9/11.

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 9th, 2005, all of the public safety officers killed on September 11th, 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 1st, 2011 members of the United States military conducted a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden.

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