Saying Goodbye to a Great Man, Husband and Dad, and Hero


It was a packed crowd at Siena College on Tuesday to remember State Trooper Michael Anson. 

Anson recently died from an illness that he picked up after helping out with search and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terror attacks. 

Daughter Mikala said her Dad was indeed a special person and a loving parent.

“Nobody loved his family more than my dad, and a lot of people keep saying to me ‘You’re so strong, you’re so strong,’ when I think about my dad, yes I’m sad he’s gone, but it’s hard to think about him and be sad, because I have not a single bad memory of him.”

Mikala Anson said the best way that people can remember her father is to help at least one person a day.

Michael Anson served with Troop G for more than 30 years.  

He served as a school resource officer, and was helping train officers at the academy. 

Superintendent George Beach summed things up by saying, "Simply put, as a trooper, Mike got it."

“He has certainly left his mark on the New York State Police, and he’s certainly left his mark on the citizens, particularly in the Capital Region, he was a dedicated public servant and a good man.”

He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Photo: NY State Police

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