Local New York State Police Sgt. Dave Olney joined the Keeler in the Morning to look back on 18 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center.

Olney was part of a local contingent of state troopers who were deployed to Ground Zero to assist with rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts. The longtime NYSP official recalls what he was doing when he realized the country was under attack. Plus, his memories of the carnage - including getting a first hand look at fire trucks that were crushed by the falling wreckage. Many of those vehicles that he saw at the seen are now in a museum that holds many relics from Ground Zero.

In all, Olney says he spent about six total weeks in New York City, stretched over a three month period.

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