Veteran NYPD Detective Shantay Neal-Baker dies of COVID complications

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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.

A volunteer peer support member, Neal-Baker also worked in the NYPD’s Human Resources Division, and most recently in its Risk Mitigation Division, where she was assigned to the Performance Analysis Section.

“We will always keep Shantay and her loved ones and colleagues in our prayers, and her dedication to our department and the people of New York City will never be forgotten,” Shea wrote to New York’s Finest.

At least 58 members of the NYPD have died of COVID-19.

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