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Nassau Police Officer Killed in Highway Wreck

Nassau Police Officer Killed in Highway Wreck

Associated Press

February 05, 2011

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A Nassau County police officer has died from injuries sustained in a wreck on the Long Island Expressway in New York.

The crash happened just before 11 p.m. Friday.

Nassau County police say the officer was conducting a traffic stop near exit 39 in Old Westbury when the cruiser was struck from behind by another vehicle.

WINS radio is reporting that the officer had to be freed from the wreckage with heavy cutting tools.

The department announced the death Saturday morning. Officials did not immediately release the officer’s name or provide any other details about the crash.

The wreck closed part of the expressway for hours overnight.


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    rsironron

    about 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Rest in Peace my brother, my thoughts and prayers to your family and co-workers and firends.

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    ksphatcop

    about 3 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    184retired

    about 3 years ago

    3804 Comments

    RIP

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    kaalima

    about 3 years ago

    1748 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    NYPDALT

    about 3 years ago

    3128 Comments

    RIP Officer. God Bless his family.

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    jims4

    about 3 years ago

    2610 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer....Thank You for your corageous service.

    Bump elegworldchamp.....

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    Fiveobobo

    about 3 years ago

    1950 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    ilegworldchamp

    about 3 years ago

    8966 Comments

    37 days into 2011 , ( 19 Police Officers Killed in The Line Of Duty ) , ( 12 OF THEM TO GUNFIRE ) ! This Carnage Must Stop !

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    TracyLord

    about 3 years ago

    288 Comments

    RIP family, friends, and coworkers in my prayers!

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    ilegworldchamp

    about 3 years ago

    8966 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother , the list of LODD is climbing at an alarming rate again this year . Please St. Michael watch over out Brethren.

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    NYcadet

    about 3 years ago

    42 Comments

    RIP condolences go out to his family and the rest of County HPB

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    sheriff950

    about 3 years ago

    5370 Comments

    Rest in peace Officer Califano... My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers....

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    MeanStreets949

    about 3 years ago

    2318 Comments

    RIP.

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    shannonbaker77

    about 3 years ago

    84 Comments

    I hate hear storys like this. Thank you for your service you will never be forgotten. I feel for the family and friends. hope they are doing ok! RIP

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    Oncethere2506

    about 3 years ago

    274 Comments

    Update: Long Island Newsday has released the name of the officer killed in the line of duty. Michael Califano, age 44, of the Nassau County Police Highway Patrol Bureau and 13 year veteran of the department. He was pronounced dead at 12:30 am, Saturday morning. He is survived by his wife and three children, age 6 to 13.
    The driver involved fell asleep at the wheel according to reports. He was charged with one count of criminally negligent homicide, three counts of assault and failure to move over for an emergency vehicle.

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