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N.Y. Cop Struck, Killed Responding to Wild Wreck

October 18, 2012  | 

Photo courtesy of Nassau County PD.
Photo courtesy of Nassau County PD.

A Nassau County (N.Y.) Police Department officer died early Thursday after he was hit by an SUV while responding to a wild wreck on the Long Island Expressway, authorities said.

Joseph Olivieri, 43, was clipped by a Cadillac Escalade as he helped a motorist out of a vehicle involved in an accident near exit 35 in North Hills about 4:35 a.m., officials said.

The former NYPD officer, who joined the Nassau County Police Department 13 years ago, radioed for help. Emergency workers rushed him to North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital.

But Olivieri, a Middle Island father of two grown children, could not be saved.

Read the full New York Daily News story.

Tags: Duty Deaths, Officers Struck By Vehicles, Nassau County (N.Y.) PD


Comments (10)

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max @ 10/18/2012 8:22 PM

Rest in Peace officer, you did your job well now you may lay down your shield as your watch has ended. We shall take it from here as you go in peace.

George @ 10/18/2012 9:35 PM

You have steadied your hand so others would not trimble. You have brought calm to the night so others could rest. You have given the daylight your presence so others would not fear. Now, rest in peace for God rewards his servants who have cared for others.

MARTINEZ_2386 @ 10/18/2012 10:13 PM

REST IN PEACE

Bruce @ 10/19/2012 6:02 AM

John 15:13 (KJV)
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

S.S @ 10/19/2012 6:56 AM

R.I.P. Prayers go out to friends and family.

Ima Leprechaun @ 10/19/2012 11:18 AM

My condolences to his family but he was doing what he loved.

MGC @ 10/19/2012 1:43 PM

Your loss will be felt by many. Thank you for standing watch so others could safely rest. You will always be remembered as a hero. R.I.P brother.

john@retired Iowa @ 10/19/2012 2:02 PM

All my sympathy to the family and friends of a fallen hero. Everyone, please be on guard all the time, no matter what you are doing to help others.

AJ Ross @ 10/20/2012 10:34 AM

As a officer myself who has lost co workers and has felt their loss and their families pain I feel their sorrow and loss prayers go out and remember he is still on watch

msodoug @ 10/21/2012 9:51 AM

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well

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