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Official Line of Duty Deaths

Raymond Abear

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 3740

Command: Queens Special Victims Squad

Date of Death: 04/13/2020

Cause of Death: COVID-19

When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic first hit New York City in March of 2020, our Detectives, of course, remained on the front lines. Within a few weeks, six of our active Detectives passed away from the virus and the DEA fought for their deaths to be deemed in the line of duty. Det. Raymond Abear died on April 13, 2020. Click on the pdf file link below to read his obituary from the Winter 2021 edition of the DEA’s magazine, The Gold Shield.

Obituary Det. Raymond Abear

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