20-Year NYPD Detective Shantay Neal-Baker Dies from Coronavirus

The NYPD is mourning another detective who lost her battle with COVID-19.

Det. Shantay Neal-Baker, a veteran officer assigned to the Risk Mitigation Division, succumbed to coronavirus complications on Saturday, department brass said.

The 42-year-old detective “faithfully served the people of NYC for 20 years,” Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement.


“Our hearts go out to her friends & family — and we vow to #NeverForget Shantay.”

Neal-Baker got her start as a Police Communications Technician, before becoming an officer in the Brownsville and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn, the top cop wrote in an internal memo obtained by The Post.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Tina Moore and Jesse O’Neill