Park renamed after fallen police officer

A park in East Northport was renamed in honor of a fallen member of the NYPD.



Verleye Park, located on Verleye Avenue, is now named after Charles Oddo.



Officer Oddo was fatally struck by a car back in 1996 while placing flares around an overturned truck on the Gowanus Expressway.



Oddo worked for the NYPD and also volunteered with the Commack Fire Department.



The 33-year-old lived within walking distance from the park and played there as a child.



 


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