Veteran NYPD Custodian Dies From Coronavirus
Brooklyn, NY – A custodian assigned to the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) headquarters died of coronavirus on Thursday at a hospital in Brooklyn.
Dennis C. Dickson worked as a custodian assigned to One Police Plaza for 14 years, according to WNYW reported.
“Today we lost one of our own: City Custodial Assistant Dennis Dickson, who faithfully served with the NYPD since 2006, has passed away from complications related to the coronavirus,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted Thursday evening. “Our deepest sympathies & all of our prayers go out to Dennis’ colleagues & family.#NeverForget”
Dickson worked on the front lines for the NYPD during Super Storm Sandy in 2012, according to CNN.
He stayed at police headquarters for 17 days straight after the hurricane swept the region and assisted with emergency cleanup operations that allowed NYPD to safely continue to serve the public.
Dickson died at Kings County Hospital on March 26, WNYW reported.
The popular 62-year-old custodian suffered from a pre-existing heart condition, according to Newsweek.
More than 550 officers and staff of the NYPD had tested positive for coronavirus as of Friday afternoon.