Teen killed by police cruiser in Shirley receives honor walk ahead of organ donation

Claudia Stinson was joined at Stony Brook Hospital by family, friends and the medical team for an honor walk in memory of her son, Anthony.

News 12 Staff

Sep 14, 2023, 12:36 AM

Updated 223 days ago

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A Long Island mother said goodbye Wednesday to her 13-year-old son who was killed by a police cruiser in Shirley as she prepares to have his organs donated.
Claudia Stinson was joined at Stony Brook Hospital by family, friends and the medical team for an honor walk in memory of her son, Anthony.
Authorities say a Suffolk County police officer was headed to a call, going southbound on the William Floyd Parkway, when she went through a green light at Adobe Drive and struck Anthony, who was on his bike headed westbound.
Stinson was by her son's bedside wearing clothes that represented his favorite football team. Anthony's friends and soccer teammates were also there to say goodbye.
She says Anthony was a caring and giving person who put others first and donating his organs is something he would've wanted.
"You're going to be helping other kids, you're staying, some of you is staying here Anthony, I'm so proud of you," says Stinson. "I had to let you go, I'm ready."
Stinson says five people benefited from his organ donation.


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