NYPD Detective Troy Patterson dies after spending 33 years in vegetative state

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Monday, May 1, 2023
NYPD detective dies after being shot, spending 33 years in a coma
NYPD Detective Troy Patterson has died after being shot and spending 33 years in a coma.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Members of the NYPD are mourning the loss of one of their own.

Detective Troy Patterson passed away 33 years after he was shot by three criminals trying to rob him.

Patterson spent the last three decades in a vegetative state.

The Detectives Endowment Association released the news of his death, saying Detective Patterson and his legacy of service will never be forgotten.

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