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Part of Jericho Turnpike to be renamed for FDNY firefighter killed in Iraq

FDNY Lt. Christopher Raguso, of Commack, was killed in a helicopter crash while serving with the 106th Air Rescue Wing last March.

News 12 Staff

Aug 1, 2019, 5:46 PM

Updated 1,785 days ago

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A portion of Jericho Turnpike will be renamed this Saturday to honor an FDNY firefighter who was killed in Iraq.
FDNY Lt. Christopher Raguso, of Commack, was killed in a helicopter crash while serving with the 106th Air Rescue Wing last March. He left behind a wife and two young daughters.
Tens of thousands of mourners paid their respects at his funeral. His life and service have been honored with ceremonies across Long Island.
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Saturday’s ceremony will take place at the Commack Fire Department headquarters at 10 a.m. Jericho Turnpike will be closed to traffic from Elwood Road to Commack Road during the ceremony.
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The road will then be officially renamed ‘The Lt. Christopher J. Raguso Memorial Highway.’
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