Final salute held for NYPD officer from LI who took his own life

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A final salute was held this morning for an NYPD officer who grow up on Long Island and took his own life last week.

Funeral services were held in Queens for Officer Robert Echeverria. He's the ninth NYPD officer to die by suicide this year.

Hundreds gathered Tuesday at a wake for the 25-year police veteran and West Islip native.

Echeverria is being laid to rest at Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale.

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