NYC correctional officer dies from COVID-19

Officer Maurice Lacey, Jr., 35, worked in the Queens courthouse and its adjacent jail


By Sarah Calams

NEW YORK — A New York City correctional officer has died from COVID-19.

PIX11.com reported that Officer Maurice Lacey, Jr., 35, worked in the Queens courthouse and its adjacent jail.

Officer Maurice Lacey, Jr. was a 14-year veteran of the department. (Courtesy photo)
Officer Maurice Lacey, Jr. was a 14-year veteran of the department. (Courtesy photo)

"Correction Officer Maurice Lacey served our department with dignity and honor for 14 years,” Elias Husamudeen, president of Correction Officers Benevolent Association, said. "He embodied the very best qualities of New York City's Boldest and he was extremely well-liked by his fellow officers at the Queens House of Detention. His tragic death from this invisible disease has left our hearts broken."

Another NYC corrections officer, according to the report, is on a ventilator as she fights COVID-19 complications, according to the report.

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