Detective Jack V. Polimeni

Detective Jack V. Polimeni

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, April 10, 2020

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Jack V. Polimeni

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

Detective Polimeni had served with the New York City Police Department for 23 years and was assigned to the Manhattan Warrant Squad. He is survived by his wife, mother, and sister.


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.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 642

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, March 23, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in peace Detective Polimeni. My dad may he and my mom rest in peace he served 38 years with the102nd precinct in Richmond Hills, Queens NY.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 22, 2021

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