A veteran NYPD detective who beat September 11-related cancer has died from novel coronavirus.
According to Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison, Detective Robert Cardona died Wednesday from COVID-19 complications after 19 years on the force.
More than 2,700 NYPD officers have tested positive for coronavirus, WPIX reports.
Today we lost another great detective to Covid-19 complications. Detective Robert Cardona is a 19 year veteran and leaves behind an 8-year-old son. While assigned to the 13th Precinct Detective Squad, Robert was a 911 cancer survivor and dedicated DEA delegate. pic.twitter.com/WUIdAVBufz— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDDetectives) April 16, 2020