Daniel Sanchez Wikipedia – Daniel Sanchez Bio
Daniel Sanchez was an NYPD officer who died from complications of COVID-19 in Staten Island on Wednesday morning – the 64th member of the nation’s most significant police force to die of the disease, officials said.
Officials said that Officer Sanchez passed away around 2:20 a.m. at Richmond University Medical Center of an illness related to COVID.
He was 47 years old.
Daniel Sanchez Dies of COVID
The NYPD has lost its 64th member of service to COVID-19, a memo from the police commissioner’s office said announcing the death of a 15-year department veteran, officer Daniel Sanchez.
The commissioner’s memo said that Sanchez, most recently assigned to highway unit #5, succumbed to a COVID-related illness early Wednesday at Richmond University Medical Center, where he had been undergoing treatment.
Shortly before Thanksgiving, he was initially admitted to a different hospital in his home borough, Staten Island University North. He was just moved to a rehab facility six days ago before being transferred to the Richmond facility.
It’s with great sadness we announce the passing of Police Officer Daniel Sanchez. Daniel was a 15-year veteran most recently assigned to @NYPDHighway. We pray that memories of Daniel bring his loved ones comfort as we vow to #NeverForget what he means to us and those we serve. pic.twitter.com/j9a1ZTMaSa
— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) January 19, 2022
Sanchez first joined the NYPD in January 2007 and had been assigned to highway patrol since 2015. The officer leaves behind a wife and a home on the south shore.
To date, New York City has reported more than 37,100 COVID deaths since the start of the pandemic, with Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx all ranking within the top 10 counties in terms of loss, according to Johns Hopkins data. The actual count may never be known, given limitations in that regard early in the crisis, primarily.
Nationally, almost 860,000 lives have been lost, Johns Hopkins data shows.