A dedicated NYPD worker has died from coronavirus complications — the first in the Finest’s ranks, Commissioner Dermot Shea announced Thursday night.
Dennis Dickson, 62, a civilian cleaner at 1 Police Plaza, died Thursday.
“Today we lost one of our own,” Shea said in a video message posted to Twitter. “When Hurricane Sandy struck, he worked 17 days straight, and since the coronavirus has struck the city, he has been keeping the NYPD safe. Today he passed away from complications of the coronavirus. We have lost a member of the NYPD family and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Dickson, who was married with children, also had a pre-existing heart condition, according to sources. He most recently went to work last week, the sources said.
More than 350 members of the NYPD, as of Thursday, were confirmed to have the virus.
NYPD’s head of counter-terrorism, deputy commissioner John Miller, is in serious condition at Lenox Hill Hospital with symptoms of coronavirus, two high-ranking police sources told The Post.