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Official Line of Duty Deaths

Alick W. Herrmann

Rank: Detective, second grade

Shield Number: 1903

Command: 100 Squad

Date of Death: 12/23/2011

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.

Det. Second Grade Alick (Al) W. Herrmann was appointed to the force on January 9, 1986, and began his career on patrol in the 75 Precinct. He also served in the Brooklyn South East Narcotics Division, Queens North and South Narcotics Divisions, Vice, the Auto Crime Division, and the 102 and 100 Detective Squads. He was promoted to Detective on September 25, 1992, and earned second grade on May 27, 2005.

Herrmann made nearly 400 arrests during his 20 years on the force, and was recognized six times for Excellent Police Duty, five times for Meritorious Police Duty, and he was the recipient of a Commendation. He retired out of the 100 Squad on January 13, 2006.

Det. Herrmann became a victim of mylogenious leukemia, an environmental cancer contracted as a result of his work on the rescue and recovery from the attacks of September 11, 2001. He received a bone marrow transfer in September of 2008, and went into remission for two years. But by 2011, his cancer returned, and by July he needed additional bone marrow transplants. On December 23, 2011, he passed away at the age of 49. His death was declared in the line of duty by the Police Department, and his name was added to the memorial walls in 2013.

Det. Herrmann was survived by his siblings, his wife Dorothy, also a retired Police Officer from the 75 Precinct, and their two sons.



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