Fallen Soldier: Robert A. Zane

Robert A. Zane
Dates: Died May 12, 2009
Hometown: New York, NY
Branch of Service: Police Department
Rank: Officer
Player: Lilas Pinthier

Police Officer Robert Zane, 45, of New York, NY died on May 12, 2009 from illnesses he contracted while inhaling toxic materials as he participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Officer Zane died of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (kidney, lungs, brain and vertebrae).

Officer Zane had served with the New York City Police Department for 16 years and was assigned to the Transit Bureau.

Islip Town and the Sayville community honored Zane with a street renaming and dedication ceremony in September 2020. The intersection of Versa Place and Lowell Road was renamed Robert A. Zane Jr. Way.
Officer Zane posthumously received the NYPD Distinguished Service Medal in 2011 and his name has been added to memorials across the country including the 9/11 Responders Remembered Park, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the New York City Police Officers memorial wall.

He is survived by his wife Tracy and their two children, Robert “Bobby” Zane III, and Abigail.