Nassau Police Department holds annual ceremony to honor fallen officers
Fallen members of the Nassau County Police Department were honored Thursday in Mineola.
Bronze plaques were dedicated to officers Matthew Perlungher and Robert Negris, who died from 9/11-related illnesses.
Officers Charles Vroom and Hector Nunez - who died from COVID-related illnesses - were also honored with plaques.
The names of the four officers were engraved at a memorial site in Albany earlier this month.
"All come to pay respect to the great sacrifice a person can make - laying down their lives for complete strangers," said Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. "I know this memorial brings comfort to all of you, especially the families of our fallen members, and this is why we're humbled to speak to you each and every year."
The ceremony closed with the reading of names of the 44 Nassau officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.