Rockland Resident, Marine Corps veteran served in Iraq, Afghanistan
BY BILL DEMAREST
HAVERSTRAW – A holiday season fundraiser has collected $30,000 to help a New York State trooper and Marine Corps veteran who is now fighting a battle against cancer.
Trooper Timothy Noller of State Police Troop F’s Haverstraw barracks and a Rockland County resident returned from his second deployment to Afghanistan and was diagnosed with testicular cancer, according to the New York State Troopers Marine Corps Association. In his fight against cancer, the association said Noller has used up his sick days and his leave time and is on half-pay status.
Noller additionally faces the challenge of having a young daughter who was diagnosed with epilepsy and requires expensive medication.
The Harbor Site Foundation and New York State Troopers Marine Corps Association together organized a fundraiser for Noller, which was held at Legends NYC in Manhattan. At the end of the night, Noller was presented with a check for $30,000 to help him and his family.
Noller has been a member of the State Police for seven years and reached the rank of gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps. Noller served one tour of duty in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. He and his wife have two young daughters.
Troop F in Haverstraw polices the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Rockland County.
To support the fundraising effort, checks can be sent to:
NYST MCA (Put in memo/for section: Tpr. Timothy Noller)
PO BOX 1348, Baldwin, NY 11510
OR by visiting the NYST MCA website @ www.nyst-marine.org and clicking on the PayPal button located on upper right hand corner