Oyster Bay street renaming honors police lieutenant who died of 9/11-related cancer

A police lieutenant who died of a 9/11-related cancer was honored Wednesday in Oyster Bay.

News 12 Staff

Jun 8, 2022, 9:40 PM

Updated 684 days ago

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A police lieutenant who died of a 9/11-related cancer was honored Wednesday in Oyster Bay.
Lt. Michael Shea's name is now forever a part of the neighborhood he called home.
A crowd gathered at the corner of School Street and Berry Hill Road for a street dedication to Shea.
"Every time I look up at this sign, it will forever remind me of the love and support of this police department," said Ingrid Morales Shea, the widow of Michael Shea.
Shea died in April 2017 after serving 32 years in law enforcement with Nassau County police and the NYPD.
Michael Shea graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School and married his wife in 1997 before settling in Oyster Bay.
He served for the Nassau County Police Department for a total of 27 years.
The street near their home will be known as Lieutenant Michael P. Shea Way to honor his service to the community.
"While we in law enforcement will never forget Mike's sacrifice, the street naming, going forward, will always allow others to read this sign and know what a great man, neighbor, friend, police officer and first responder Mike was," says Sgt. Rickey Frassetti, of the Nassau County Police Department.
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman also declared Wednesday as Lieutenant Michael Shea Day for all of Nassau County.


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