Det. Cedric Dixon Wiki – Biography
Det. Cedric Dixon, worked out of the 32nd Precinct in Harlem. He died Saturday morning in a hospital in the Bronx, the New York Post reported.
A New York Police Department detective became the first officer in New York City to die from the coronavirus, officials said.
Sources told the Post that the detective suffered from asthma and diabetes prior to his death.
In the last 48 hours, we’ve lost 3 members of the NYPD family.
Today we are all mourning and hurting together, as a family.
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) March 28, 2020
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said confirmed the virus has also killed two civilian members of the NYPD – an administrative assistant and a custodian.
“We are hurting, we are crying, we continue to fight,” Shea said. “Please help us to help you by staying inside.”The coronavirus has sickened 512 NYPD commanders, officers, and civilian employees.
One of those who became effected was Deputy Commissioner John Miller, the department’s top counter-terror cop.
Det. Cedric Dixon Age
Det. Cedric Dixon was 48 years old.
Cause of Death
The 48-year-old crime fighter, identified as Cedric Dixon, worked in the 32nd Precinct in Harlem, officials said.
“I can tell you that I’ve spoken to many of his friends and coworkers since this morning, and he was known as the person that would do anything to help you,” said NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea at a press conference Saturday. “If you had something broken, he was particularly fond of fixing technology and electronics.”
“He is going to be so sorely missed.”
“He was a very good cop,” said a fellow officer who worked alongside Dixon in The Bronx’s 40 Precinct. “Great personality.”
Dixon, 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.
“We have lost three members of our family in a little over 48 hours,” Shea said. “As I stand here I cannot begin to describe what we are feeling, what the families of these three heroes are feeling.”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.
“For first responders, you just don’t often have the opportunity to isolate. You go to the danger,” Shea said Saturday.