SAYVILLE - News 12 Long Island has learned two former NYPD officers have been killed in two separate crashes over the weekend on Long Island.
According to police, retired NYPD officer Michael Schuierer, of East Patchogue, was on Sunrise Highway Service Road in Bayport when the rear driver's side wheel came off and he lost control of his Jeep. The Jeep flipped over and went up in flames. Schuierer, 49, died at the scene.
News 12 has learned Schuierer had worked at the 100th precinct in Rockaway Beach.
Meanwhile, friends have identified a motorcyclist killed in a crash on Sunrise Highway in Sayville yesterday morning.
Retired NYPD officer Max Velazquez, 48, of Bay Shore, was killed when the motorcycle hit a guardrail around 10 a.m.
News 12 Long Island has learned both men were members of the Blue Knights law enforcement motorcycle club.