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The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

Charles G. Gittens

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 2035

Command: Executive Protection Unit, Intelligence Division

Date of Death: 11/28/2014

Cause of Death: Illnesses contracted as a result of work on the rescue and recovery from the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001.

Det. Charles G. Gittens, Jr. retired on April 1, 2003 out of the Intelligence Division’s Executive Protection Unit. Gittens joined the New York City Police Department on January 3, 1983. A 20-year veteran of the NYPD, Gittens served in several commands, including the Police Academy, the Medical and Extended Leave Desk, the Drivers Education and Training Section, and the Intel Executive Protection Unit. He made 31 arrests over the course of his time with the Department and was recognized twice for Excellent Police Duty. Gittens died on November 28, 2014 as a result of his work on the rescue and recovery from 9/11.

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