Commack inspection site pays tribute to slain officer Glen Ciano

A special dedication was held today for a Suffolk County police officer who was killed by a drunken driver in Commack. Family and friends of

Family and friends of officer Glen Ciano attended a ceremony for a new police inspection site on Crooked Hill Road.

Family and friends of officer Glen Ciano attended a ceremony for a new police inspection site on Crooked Hill Road. (8/27/13)

COMMACK - A special dedication was held today for a Suffolk County police officer who was killed by a drunken driver in Commack.

Family and friends of officer Glen Ciano attended a ceremony for a new police inspection site on Crooked Hill Road.

There are truck inspection sites on the LIE, but police say having one on a side road is much safer for officers to conduct an inspection.

Sgt. Mike Mallin, of the Suffolk Highway Patrol, told News 12 that at least 50 percent of the vehicles stopped are placed out of service with numerous safety violations.

Officer Ciano was killed in 2009 after his patrol car was rammed by a drunken driver not far from where the new Crooked Hill site was dedicated.

Some Commack residents said that they are happy about the new site since truck traffic in their area has increased in recent years.

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