Detective Robert A. Cardona

Detective Robert A. Cardona

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Robert A. Cardona

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

At the time he contracted COVID-19, he was also in remission of 9/11-related cancer that he had developed following exposure to hazardous materials during search and recovery efforts after the September 11th Terrorist Attacks.

Detective Cardona had served with the New York City Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the 13th Precinct Detective Squad. He is survived by his 8-year-old son.

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 died as a result of COVID-19.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 18 years, 9 months
  • Badge 7724

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, March 16, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9];

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4] and;

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, RPP, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 21, 2021

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