Long Islanders pay tribute to fallen officers

A special tribute was held in Eisenhower Park today to honor two Nassau County officers who gave their lives protecting Long Islanders. Hundreds showed up

EAST MEADOW - A special tribute was held in Eisenhower Park today to honor two Nassau County officers who gave their lives protecting Long Islanders.

Hundreds showed up Eisenhower Park for a fundraiser in memory of Nassau Police officers Michael Califano and Geoffrey Breitkopf.

Califano died Feb. 5 when a flatbed truck crashed into his patrol car on the Long Island Expressway. A month later, Breitkopf was shot and killed by friendly fire while on the job.

The double tragedy inspired people from both Suffolk and Nassau counties. Participants paid a $20 entry fee for a day of family fun that will go toward helping the families of both officers. Suspect's bail set in crash that killed cop on LIE Drowsy driving eyed in officer's LIE death Flags fly at half staff in honor of Nassau officer killed on LIE

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