Plattsburgh Fire Dept. mourns local hero

Plattsburgh FIre Dept.
Plattsburgh FIre Dept.(WCAX)
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 9:48 PM EST
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PLATTSBURGH, NY. (WCAX) - A retired city of Plattsburgh firefighter and 9/11 first responder has died from cancer.

The Plattsburgh Fire chief says Scott LaFlesh, a 24-year veteran of the department, died from cancer attributed to his work at ground zero in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks. The 49-year-old retired last February due to his illness.

Chief Scott Lawliss says LaFlesh “was a friend to all who knew him.”

At LaFlesh’s request, there will be no public calling hours, The funeral is next Monday at 11 a.m. at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church.