02-01-13 Sgt Patrick Divers, NBBNA 51-year-old New York City police sergeant from Levittown who died of a heart attack in the line of duty will be laid to rest this week.

Sgt. Patrick Divers was working with his Brooklyn North Narcotics team when he complained of pain and suffered convulsions at 10:30 a.m. Friday. He was taken to nearby Woodhull Medical Center where he died.

The St. John’s University graduate made more than 1,000 arrest and earned 35 recognitions during his  25-year NYPD career. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.

Wake services for Divers will be held at at Kenneth-Chapey & Sons funeral home in Bethpage 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Ozone Park before he is buried at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.


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