An NYPD narcotics sergeant died of an apparent heart attack hitting the streets to conduct a buy-and-bust operation in Brooklyn Friday, police sources said.
The 25-year veteran, assigned to Brooklyn North Narcotics, was in a police car near Myrtle and Nostrand Aves. when he suffered the heart attack about 10:30 a.m., sources said.
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He died a short time later at Woodhull Hospital.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly raced to the hospital to talk with the 51-year-old sergeant’s colleagues and family.
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The sergeant was married with two children.
He joined the NYPD in 1987 and was promoted to sergeant in 2003. His name was not immediately released.