Detectives' Endowment Association, Inc. — Paul DiGiacomo, President

The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

Stanley Dash

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 3321

Command: 6 Squad

Date of Death: 05/29/2021

Cause of Death: COVID-19

Stanley Dash grew up on the lower east side of Manhattan. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx and then earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting at C.W. Post College on Long Island. His entire professional life was devoted to public service. At 19, he enlisted in the United States Army, and ultimately spent 30 years in military service, retiring as a Sergeant First Class Combat Medic. He was a decorated veteran who fought in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

At age 26, in 1989, Dash was appointed as a Civilian Police Communications Central Dispatcher for 9-1-1, where he met his wife Pamela. It was a position he handled for 11 years. On September 29, 2000, at the age of 37, he became a Police Officer. His first assignment in 2001 was in the Anti-Crime Unit of the 17th Precinct.

He eventually landed in the 6 Squad, where he earned his gold shield on June 2, 2014. He served as DEA Delegate for two years, from 2017-2019. He remained with the Squad in Manhattan’s West Village for seven years until he passed away on May 29, 2021, from COVID-19 during the international pandemic. He was 57 years old.

Stanley loved sports, particularly basketball and running, and, as a lover of nature, enjoyed being in the great outdoors, especially upstate New York. He was an exceedingly friendly and outgoing man, and his constant smile was known to light up a room wherever he went. Det. Stanley Dash was survived by his beloved family members, including his wife, three children, and his siblings.



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