NYPD officer, Sgt. Patrick Divers, passes away on the job

Sgt. Patrick Divers was working with a Brooklyn Narcotics Team when he began to experience chest pains.

Sgt. Patrick Divers was working with a Brooklyn Narcotics Team when he began to experience chest pains. (2/1/13)

LEVITTOWN - An NYPD officer from Levittown passed away on the job today after suffering a heart attack.

Sgt. Patrick Divers, of Levittown, was conducting a narcotics investigation with a narcotics team in Brooklyn this morning, when he began to experience chest pains.

The 51-year-old was rushed to Woodhull Medical Center in cardiac arrest, but could not be saved.

Divers made more than 1,000 arrests and earned 35 recognition awards during his service with the NYPD. He graduated from St. John's University.

The sergeant was a 25-year veteran of the NYPD and leaves behind a wife and two children.

AP wire services contributed to this report. 

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