FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2007
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON DEATH OF DETECTIVE KEVIN HAWKINS
"It was with great sadness that I learned that Detective Kevin Hawkins, a 20-year veteran of the New York City Police Department and a longtime member of my security detail, died this morning after a battle with cancer. A lifelong New Yorker and Mets fan, a Marine Corps reservist, a veteran of two Gulf War tours, and a loving father, Kevin brought a quiet reserve and a sense to duty to everything he did. He fought this disease with the same integrity and strength that he displayed serving our country and our City, whether it was in the Persian Gulf or at Ground Zero. On behalf of every New Yorker, our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin's wife Marie, their children Nicholas, Stephanie, and Natalie, and the rest of his family at this difficult time."
Stu Loeser/Jason Post (212) 788-2958