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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Town Honors Heroes Who Saved Police Officer’s Life in Recent Patchogue Incident

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Farmingville, NY – On April 15, Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Brookhaven Town Council were joined by members of the VFW Post 400 in Farmingville to honor two local heroes who took quick action on April 10 to save the life of Suffolk County Police Officer, Christopher Raciopo. The two heroes, retired NYPD officer Frank Recupero (center) and Guillermo Sandoval (fifth from left) selflessly and without regard for their own personal safety assisted the injured officer who was the victim of a stabbing on South Ocean Avenue in Patchogue. While Mr. Recupero apprehended the perpetrator until Suffolk County Police Officers arrived, Mr. Sandoval helped to stop the bleeding by applying a tourniquet to the officer’s serious leg wound. The injured officer was taken to Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue and later moved to Stony Brook University Hospital. Mr. Sandoval is a member of VFW Post 400 and Chairman of the Town of Brookhaven’s Hispanic Advisory Board. Pictured with members of VFW Post 400 are Councilman Kevin LaValle (fourth from left), Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich (fifth from left), Supervisor Ed Romaine (sixth from left), Councilwoman Jane Bonner (sixth from left), Councilman Neil Foley (sixth from right), Councilman Dan Panico (third from right) and Councilman Michael J. Loguercio (right).

Town Honors Heroes Who Saved Police Officers Life in Recent Patchogue Incident

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