NYPD intel chief hospitalized with coronavirus-like symptoms


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- NYPD intelligence chief John Miller has been admitted to Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side with coronavirus-like symptoms. 

Sources told 1010 WINS that Miller is alert and conscious.

“It hit him hard,” a source told The Daily News of Miller, who serves as the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism.

ABC NewsThe New York Post and The Daily News reported that Miller, who is in his early 60s, is awaiting the results of a coronavirus test. 

Meanwhile, the NYPD announced Thursday night that the first "NYPD family member" died from coronavirus, Custodial Assistant Dennis Dickson.

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted, "Today we lost one of our own: City Custodial Assistant Dennis Dickson, who faithfully served with the NYPD since 2006, has passed away from complications related to the coronavirus. Our deepest sympathies & all of our prayers go out to Dennis’ colleagues & family."

The NYPD also tweeted, "We are sad to announce the passing of our own NYPD family member, Custodial Assistant Dennis Dickson. Mr. Dickson faithfully served this department for 14 yrs & is the 1st member to succumb to the COVID-19 virus. Our thoughts go out to his loved ones during this difficult time."