Funeral Held for Nassau County Police Officer

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A funeral Mass is being held Monday on Long Island for a highway patrolman killed while investigating a series of crashes on the Long Island Expressway.

Nassau County Police Officer Joseph Olivieri died last Thursday morning.

The officer had been on the eastbound LIE shortly before 5 a.m. He was investigating after an alleged drunken driver crashed into one car and then was struck by another vehicle moments later.

The officer was killed when an oncoming SUV struck him. The SUV driver was not charged.

The alleged drunken driver also faces vehicular manslaughter and other charges. He is free on bond.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ronkonkoma.

Olivieri was a 13-year Nassau police veteran.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.



RELATED ARTICLES

Idaho Officer Fatally Shot

Suspect kills Coeur d’Alene officer, steals handgun and cruiser, and leads officers on a high-speed chase.

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Texas Shooting

Attack at Garland convention center targeted cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

NYPD Mourns Slain Officer

Young officer slain in Queens had an active and promising career.

Parents of Slain Pennsylvania Trooper Forgive Killer

Corporal Dickson was killed and one other trooper wounded in an ambush at their barracks.

NYPD Officer Passes Away

Officer was in critical but stable condition after being shot in the head.

Gunmen Open Fire at Texas Cartoon Event

Police fatally shoot two gunmen who opened fire at a Prophet Muhammad contest.

LAW OFFICER CONNECT

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
JOBS