Detective Stanley Dash

Detective Stanley Dash

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, May 29, 2021

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Stanley Dash

Detective Stanley Dash died as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Detective Dash was a United States Army veteran who served with the New York City Police Department for 21 years and was assigned to the 6th Precinct detective squad. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 3321
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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A Brother!! A warrior! A courageous man!
I resided in the same building with the Dash family as a young teenager and Stan as well as Warren were my brothers from another Mother. Stan was a go getter a inspirator and a wonderful person he always had a smile and kind words as we blossomed as young men. Stan tried convincing me to go in the Army with him as his vision was to be a member of NYPD in which he accomplished his goal and that was Stan a well rounded human being.

Peace Officer Ray Turner

February 23, 2024

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