The Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. — Michael J. Palladino, President

The DEA Honor Roll

Official Line of Duty Deaths

Corey J. Diaz

Rank: Detective

Shield Number: 701

Command: OCCB Invest. Support Division

Date of Death: 12/10/2009

Cause of Death: 9/11 Related Diseases

On October 7, 2009, active first grade Det.Corey J. Diaz of the Investigative Support Division of the Organized Crime Control Bureau passed away of pancreatic cancer related to his work on the rescue and recovery from the World Trade Center attacks.  He was the longtime fiscal officer for OCCB, reporting directly to the Chief of the Bureau, and he was also the DEZ union Delegate from his unit.  Diaz graduated from the Police Academy in October of 1990 and was promoted to Detective in September 1995, earning second grade in December of 1999 and first grade in December 2004.  On what would have been his 41st birthday-December 10, 2009-his family, friends and colleagues paid their respects at a memorial service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.  Diaz was interred at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in The Bronx.  Diaz was interred at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in The Bronx.  Remembered as outgoing and friendly, he is survived by his domestic partner Donna, his mother Christine, his father Roy, and his young son Aaron, to whom he was devoted.  Diaz’ name was inscribed on both the NYPD Memorial Wall and unveiled on the State’s Memorial Wall in Albany the week of May 9, 2011

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