Detective Cedric G. Dixon

Detective Cedric G. Dixon

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, March 27, 2020

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Cedric G. Dixon

Detective Cedric Dixon died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.

Detective Dixon had served with the New York City Police Department for 22 years and was assigned to the 32nd Precinct Detective Squad. He is survived by his daughter, mother, brother, and six sisters.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 22 years, 3 months
  • Badge 2157

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 26, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Dixon and I used to work in the 40 pct together! Always a gentleman, fun to work with. He used to fix my broken iPhones … we miss you !

Retired P.O

August 11, 2023

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