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.

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.

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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Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

April 17, 2021

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