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, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • 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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May Christopher's soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven. Thank you for your service.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

January 22, 2022

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