Sergeant Ivan M. Morales became a member of the New York State Police on February 14, 2005.
He entered into disability retirement from the New York State Police after 17 years of service on October 20, 2022, because of his 9/11 service related illness.
On October 28, 2022, he died as a result of brain cancer stemming from his assignment to the World Trade Center site, following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
In response to the events of 9/11, Sergeant Morales was assigned to aid with the search and recovery efforts in New York City, at that time he was part of the New York Police Department.
Sergeant Morales is survived by his wife and two children.