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The Fallen

Arthur Lopez October 23, 2012

Arthur Lopez

On October 23, 2012, Police Officer Arthur Lopez, a member of the department's Emergency Services Unit (ESU), was shot to death by a man he and his partner had been pursuing along the Cross Island...
Joseph P. Olivieri October 18, 2012

Joseph P. Olivieri

On October 18, 2012, Officer Joseph Olivieri was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle while assisting a driver in an accident on the Long Island Expressway. He was 43 years old.National Law...
nassau county police officer charles cole August 14, 2011

Charles D. Cole Jr.

Police Officer Charles Cole died from illnesses he contracted from inhaling toxic materials as he participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the...
Geoffrey J. Breitkopf March 12, 2011

Geoffrey J. Breitkopf

On March 12, 2011, Officer Geoffrey J. Breitkopf, a special operations (BSO) officer, was fatally shot while assisting officers on a call for a man with a knife. He was 40 years old.National Law...
February 5, 2011

Michael J. Califano

On February 5, 2011, Officer Michael J. Califano, a highway patrol officer, was conducting a traffic stop on the Long Island Expressway. During the stop, a trucker who dozed off, slammed into the...
Gary R. Farley March 7, 1993

Gary R. Farley

On Friday March 5, 1993 at 8:30 p.m., Officer Farley was present at 150 Division Avenue, Massapequa, New York in response to a complaint of a violent mental aided case. While attempting to subdue the...
Daniel Greer December 16, 1979

Daniel Greer

Police Officer Greer while on patrol in a Highway Patrol car stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on the Long Island Expressway. Officer Greer was walking back to his patrol car when he was...
Robert J. Harris May 17, 1978

Robert J. Harris

Sergeant Harris, while operating a Nassau County Police Department helicopter on May 17, 1978, at about 1800 hours in the vicinity of Southern State Parkway and Wantagh Avenue, was killed when the...
Michael J. Kavanagh May 29, 1977

Michael J. Kavanagh

Patrolman Kavanagh, was operating a department radio car assisting Fifth Precinct cars in a pursuit of an automobile on the Southern State Parkway. He had stopped his auto an the Parkway east of...
George Kempen November 14, 1976

George Kempen

Police Officer Kempen, while operating Radio Motor Patrol car # 101 was in pursuit of a suspect in a stolen automobile on Meadowbrook Road 200 feet north of Jerusalem Avenue, North Merrick. One of...