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Official Line of Duty Deaths

Corey J. Diaz

Rank: Detective First Grade

Shield Number: 701

Command: OCCB Investigative Support Division

Date of Death: 12/10/2009

Cause of Death: Illnesses contracted as a result of work on the rescue and recovery from the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001.

On October 7, 2009, active Det. First Grade Corey J. Diaz of the Investigative Support Division of the Organized Crime Control Bureau passed away of pancreatic cancer related to his work on the rescue, recovery and clean-up from the World Trade Center attacks.

He was the long time fiscal officer for OCCB, reporting directly to the Chief of the Bureau, and he was also the DEA union Delegate from his unit.

Diaz joined the force on October 15, 1990, and was promoted to Detective on September 26, 1995, earning second grade on December 21, 1999, and first grade on December 23, 2004. During his years on the force, Diaz worked in the 28 Precinct, the Narcotics Division, Brooklyn North Narcotics, and his final command.

On what would have been his 41st birthday — December 10, 2009 — his friends, family, and colleagues paid their respects at a memorial service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan as Diaz passed away on October 7. He was buried at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx.

Remembered as outgoing and friendly, he was survived by his domestic partner, his parents, and a young son to whom he was devoted. His name was inscribed on both the NYPD memorial wall and unveiled in Albany the week of May 9, 2011.

In October of 2009, after witnessing our Delegate lose his life only seven days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the DEA worked with medical professionals to develop a blood panel, which the DEA adopted and named The Det. Corey Diaz Blood Panel which can help diagnosis several forms of common cancers at their initial stages, so that early medical action can be taken.

Click on the following pdf file for the Det. Corey J. Diaz Blood Panel.

USE 2020 NEW CODE Corey Diaz Blood Panel


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