"It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of Retired Sgt. Yon Chang, 56, of the 17 Precinct from Coronavirus on April 6, 2020," the Sergeants Benevolent Association confirmed to the publication.
"Please keep Sgt. Chang and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and continue to be vigilant in all that you do as we battle this global pandemic."
Yang retired in February 2014 after serving 20 years on the force, eight of them as sergeant.