Another one of New York City’s finest police officers has passed away. Officer Dave Guevara, 45, assigned to the 70th Precinct in Brooklyn died suddenly due to what is suspected to be a cancer that is related to his service at Ground Zero following the World Trade Center attacks.

Two weeks ago, Officer Guevara went into the hospital as he was experiencing some difficulty breathing and thought he had pneumonia. The medical staff conducted some tests and located a large mass on his lungs. Two days after the diagnosis, he was dead.

At the time of the attacks, Guevara wasn’t a first responder to the World Trade Center. However, he was involved in multiple search and recovery operations following the attacks.

Guevara suffered similar exposure to toxic chemicals and debris as other firefighters and officers who have died as a result of their exposure to the toxins. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of his death.

Dave Guevara served the New York Police Department for 23 years. His wife, Lakisha, his son and daughter survive him, ages 14 and 20.

Officer David Guevara is gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Friday, April 7, 2017.

(Graphics courtesy Rose Borisow GrafX)