New York Police Department Detective Cedric Dixon has died of the COVID-19 virus. He is the first known detective of the NYPD to die from the virus.
Prior to his death, he served 23 years on the police force. Dixon worked out 32nd Precinct in Harlem and passed away at a hospital in the Bronx.
“He was known as the person that would do anything to help you,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said.
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“We will continue to stand side-by-side with New York City Police Officers in unity, as we share the core mission of keeping our City and its residents safe. We extend our deepest sympathies to the entire police community, the Officer’s family and loved ones during this very difficult time,” President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association Gerard Fitzgerald added.
More than 500 NYPD members have reportedly tested positive for the virus. Furthermore John Hopkins University that nearly 700 residents have passed away from the virus recently. Overall, more than 122,000 U.S. have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.