Officials: NYPD recruit dies after being found unconscious at Rodman’s Neck

Law enforcement officials say that the incident took place just before 11:30 a.m.

Adolfo Carrion

Jul 10, 2024, 8:45 PM

Updated 13 days ago

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A police recruit was found unresponsive and unconscious at Rodman’s Neck on Wednesday and was later pronounced dead, according to police.
Law enforcement officials say that the incident took place just before 11:30 a.m. and that the recruit, 33-year-old Edgar Ordonez, suffered an apparent medical episode.
He was transported by a police vehicle to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Members of the NYPD say that Ordonez was set to graduate on Monday.
The Police Benevolent Association provided the following statement:
“Our brother Police Officer Edgar Ordonez was a beacon of joy and positive energy for his fellow recruits. He had the drive and determination necessary to become a New York City police officer, and he was just days away from hitting the streets and making a difference in protecting our city. From the moment a police officer is sworn into the Police Academy, they become part of our Blue Family. Now we must focus on being there for his family as they deal with this unimaginable loss.”


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