Coronavirus-ailing NYPD Chief of Transportation William T. Morris was expected to be pulled from life support after his family arrives at the hospital, The Post has learned.
The 61-year-old, a three-star chief who oversaw traffic and highway patrol, was reportedly on life support earlier on Tuesday and doctors were waiting for his son before removing him, police sources said.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea appointed Morris to his executive staff in his first days as the city’s top cop and tasked Morris with heading up the NYPD’s role in the city’s Vision Zero program.
Morris’ death would mark the 32nd fatality from the coronavirus outbreak among NYPD ranks. Six others were uniformed members of the service while the remaining 25 were civilian employees.
Transit Bureau Chief Edward Delatorre contracted the virus in March but has since fully recovered.
As of Monday evening, 4,435 members of the NYPD have tested positive for the virus since the outbreak began. Nearly 5,000 cops remained out sick with almost 1,700 in quarantine, according to the NYPD.