3 NYPD officers die of COVID-19
All three officers served with the department for at least two decades, officials said
Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.— Another three members of the NYPD died since Friday of coronavirus (COVID-19)-related illnesses, bringing the total number to 11.
The department this weekend announced the deaths of School Safety Agent Linosee Mosley, assigned to the 111 Precinct School Safety Unit; Auxiliary Police Lieutenant, Pierre Moise, assigned to the 71 Precinct, and School Safety Agent Luis Albino, assigned to the School Safety Division.
On Saturday, a funeral was held for Detective Cedric Dixon of the 32nd Precinct, who died March 28 of complications related to coronavirus.
All three of the the officers whose deaths were announced over the weekend were members of the department for at least two decades, according to a written statement from the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information’s office.
The news comes amid an increasing number of officers and firefighters reporting out sick from work, reassignment of officers to help fill the gaps, and the possibility of state police and officers upstate helping to man patrols across the city.
On Friday, nearly 6,700 uniformed members of the NYPD were on sick report, which accounts for 18.5% of the Department’s uniformed workforce.
One positive sign for the police, firefighters and the city at large, is that two thirds of patients treated for coronavirus-related issues have been released from the hospital, officials said Saturday.