Kevin Czartoryski

NYPD hero Kevin Czartoryski, stricken by 9/11-related lung disease, dies at 46

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NYPD hero Kevin Czartoryski, stricken by 9/11-related lung disease, dies at 46

BY John Lauinger

DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, December 6th 2010, 4:00 AM

Retired Detective Kevin Czartoryski, who helped improve relations between the NYPD and the gay
community, died Sunday following a battle with lung disease. He was 46.

Czartoryski, who retired in 2009 on a 9/11 medical disability, died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell in Manhattan. No cause of death has been determined, but Czartoryski suffered from
pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disorder usually suffered by people exposed to asbestos for long periods.

The NYPD medical board determined his condition was caused by his time at Ground Zero, searching
for remains and staffing a makeshift morgue.

His condition improved after a single lung transplant in May, but deteriorated again in August.
Last month, doctors found cancer in his other lung that had spread to his bones and stomach.