Saturday, August 8, 2009

NYC Cop dies from Swine-Flu

From the NY Post by Philip Messing:

A 27-year-old Brooklyn cop died yesterday after a seven-week battle with swine flu -- the first NYPD officer to die from the disease, officials said.

Ryan Johnson, 27, a five-year veteran who worked out of the 83rd Precinct in Bushwick, was hospitalized with flu-like symptoms on June 17 and quickly deteriorated.

"He's been in and out of a coma since," a police source said.

Johnson, who lived in Long Island, died in a Suffolk County hospital.

Health chiefs said a preexisting condition, which sources said was asthma, contributed to his death.

But his mom told The Post he didn't have an underlying condition.

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