Retired NYPD detective dies from 9/11 lung ailment

December 6, 2010 4:35:00 AM PST
A retired NYPD officer who served as a liaison between the police and the city's gay community has died from a lung ailment suffered after 9/11.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Detective Kevin Czartoryski died on Sunday. He said the officer had "served with great distinction in the Office of Deputy Commissioner Public information and as my liaison to the LGBT Community."

Kelly called the 46-year-old Czartoryski "a consummate professional."