A retired state police sergeant who helped in the search and recovery efforts following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City was laid to rest in central New York today.

Jeffrey M. Cicora, a Baldwinsville resident who was born and raised in Auburn, died Saturday after a "lengthy and courageous" battle with an illness stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center site.

He is survived by his wife, Valerie, and son, Jack.

The funeral service was held at Immaculate Conception Parish in Fayetteville.