LINDENHURST - Members of the NYPD traded in their uniforms for football jerseys to honor one of their own.

Officer Joseph Pritchard, 30, died last week after a box truck rear-ended his pickup on the Long Island Expressway.

Hundreds of people filled the stands at Lindenhurst Middle School in Pritchard's hometown to see NYPD officers face off against the semi-pro Long Island Panthers.

All money raised through T-shirt sales, concessions and raffles will go toward starting the Joseph Pritchard Scholarship Fund.