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, 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 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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RIP sir.

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

January 22, 2022

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