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Wake, funeral planned for NYPD Sgt. Patrick Divers

Sgt. Patrick Divers, 51, part of the Brooklyn

Sgt. Patrick Divers, 51, part of the Brooklyn North narcotics team, was in a car, on duty near Myrtle and Nostrand avenues, when he began feeling chest pains about 10:30 a.m., police said. (Feb. 1, 2013) Credit: NYPD

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday for a decorated NYPD sergeant from Levittown who suffered a fatal heart attack Friday morning during a narcotics operation in Brooklyn.

Sgt. Patrick Divers, 51, a member of the Brooklyn North narcotics squad, began convulsing as he sat in a police car near Myrtle and Nostrand avenues at 10:30 a.m. Fellow officers rushed him to nearby Woodhull Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

An NYPD spokesman said there was no criminality involved in Divers' death.

A wake for Divers has been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Kenneth-Chapey & Sons funeral home on Hicksville Road in Bethpage. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on 91st Street in Ozone Park. He will be buried at St. Charles Cemetery on Wellwood Avenue in Farmingdale.

Divers, a graduate of St. John's University, made more than 1,000 arrests and earned 35 recognitions during his 25 years with the NYPD, department officials said.

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. The family has declined to comment.

With Ellen Yan

and Matthew Chayes

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