NYPD Officer Dies After Suffering Chest Pain on Duty

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Getty Images

    Police say a New York City officer has died on duty after suffering chest pains while conducting a narcotics investigation.

    The New York Police Department says Sgt. Patrick Divers was working with a narcotics team in Brooklyn when he began to experience pains and convulse around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

    Colleagues rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he suffered cardiac arrest. He was 51.

    Divers made more than 1,000 arrests and earned 35 recognition awards during his quarter-century with the NYPD. He graduated from St. John's University.

    He is survived by his wife, a daughter and son.

    It couldn't immediately be determined when the last on-duty death of an NYPD officer occurred.

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytimeiPhone/iPad App | Twitter | Facebook | Email Newsletters Send Us News Tips | Google+ | Instagram | RSS