An NYPD detective died after contracting coronavirus — the first officer to succumb to the disease, police sources told The Post.

The 48-year-old crime fighter, who worked in the 32nd Precinct in Harlem, passed away Saturday morning at North Central Bronx Hospital, the sources said.

The detective, who sources said suffered from asthma and diabetes, is the third member of the NYPD to die from the virus.


An administrative aide in the Bronx died Thursday, the same day Dennis Dickson, a 62-year-old cleaner at 1 Police Plaza was also claimed by COVID-19.

“He was a very good cop,” said an officer who worked alongside the veteran detective in The Bronx’s 40 Precinct. “Great personality.”

More than 500 members of New York’s Finest have now tested positive for the virus — and more than 11% of the force had called out sick, officials said.


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