Detective Christopher B. McDonnell

Detective Christopher B. McDonnell

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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Christopher B. McDonnell

Detective Christopher McDonnell died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty.

Detective McDonnell had served with the New York City Police Department for 29 years and was assigned to the Intelligence Bureau. He is survived by his wife, son, brother, and sister.

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 5, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in peace Detective McDonnell. My dad was a New York City officer for thirty-eight years with the 102nd precinct may he rest in peace along with my mother.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2021

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