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Retired NYPD Sergeant with Coronavirus Symptoms Found Dead on the Street After Leaving Hospital

A retired NYPD Sergeant with coronavirus symptoms left Lenox Hill Hospital on Tuesday because he was frustrated by the care he was receiving, the New York Post reports. An hour later he was found on the Upper East Side.

56-year-old retired Yon Chang allegedly told an NYPD cop at the hospital that he had just been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to The New York Daily News. Chang’s family said he started feeling like he was coming down with a cold five days ago.

A frustrated Chang left Lenox Hill and collapsed near the intersection of East 77th Street and Park Avenue around 6 a.m., according to the New York Post.

Chang joined the NYPD in 1994. He was promoted to sergeant in 2006 and retired in February 2014.

“It’s tragic. We extend our sympathy to his family,” said Ed Mullins, the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association told the New York Daily News. “It’s almost like a science-fiction movie. This isn’t ending, and the impact of coronavirus is hitting the people who are closest to us.”

“This is a sergeant who was at the point where he was retired, and he should be enjoying himself,” Mullins added.

Chang’s family has asked for privacy at this time.

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