“I cannot begin to describe what we are feeling, what the families of these three heroes are feeling,” Shea said. “We are hurting, we are crying, and we continue to fight. We simply have no other choice. It is in our heart and it is in our soul to sacrifice, to serve, to fight for you.”
Currently, 608 uniformed officers and 88 civilian members of the NYPD have tested positive for COVID-19.
On Saturday, 4,342 NYPD uniformed employees were on sick report, accounting for 12% of the department’s uniformed workforce.