Wake held for NYPD cop from LI killed in the line of duty

Friends and family gathered in East Islip today to pay their respects to an NYPD officer from Long Island who was killed while responding to

EAST ISLIP - Friends and family gathered in East Islip today to pay their respects to an NYPD officer from Long Island who was killed while responding to a domestic dispute over the weekend.

Police say officer Alain Schaberger, 42, was pushed over a railing by a suspect in Brooklyn and fell 9 feet to his death. Officials say the suspect, George Villanueva, is being held without bail on murder charges.

Schaberger will be laid to rest tomorrow at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale at 9:30 a.m.

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