Officer Rank: Detective

Department: New York City, New York, P.D.

End of Watch: 04/05/2021

Cause: Physical-related incident

Age: 76

Length of Service: 39 years

Police Officer Ortiz performed duties related to the rescue and recovery work after the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Officer Ortiz died due to metastatic gastroesophageal junction cancer on April 5, 2021.




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