NYPD mourns another detective who lost her battle with COVID-19.
Retail Shantay Neal-Baker, a veteran officer assigned to the risk mitigation division, died of complications from the coronavirus on Saturday, the department head said.
The 42-year-old detective “has served New Yorkers faithfully for 20 years,” Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a press release.
“Our hearts are with his friends and family – and we are committed to #NeverForget Shantay. “
Neal-Baker started out as a police communications technician, before becoming an officer in the Brownsville and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn, The Best Cop wrote in an internal memo obtained by The Post.
A volunteer peer support member, Neal-Baker has also worked in the Human Resources Division of the NYPD and most recently its Risk Mitigation Division, where she was assigned to the Performance Analysis section.
“We will always keep Shantay, his family and colleagues in our prayers, and his dedication to our department and the people of New York will never be forgotten,” Shea wrote to New York’s Finest.
At least 58 NYPD members have died from COVID-19.