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Official Line of Duty Deaths

Robert Cardona

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 7724

Command: 13 Squad

Date of Death: 04/15/2020

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. Robert Cardona died on April 15, 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. Robert Cardona The Gold Shield, Winter 2021 Edition

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