Long Island is in mourning this week for a police officer found dead after his car veered off the road this Tuesday, December 13. The cause of the crash is still unknown.
Nassau County correction officer Frank Milano, 36, was driving west on the Southern State Parkway toward his home in Elmont, when his car had lurched into a group of trees in the center median or off the side of the road, according to conflicting news reports. The accident occurred at 12:01 a.m. in South Hempstead. Police said Milano, who had just left work for the evening and was driving a Toyota Camry, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The westbound lanes of the parkway were shut down for almost three hours until 2:50 a.m. for a preliminary investigation. The investigation is ongoing.
Milano had been part of the sheriff's department for seven years at the county correctional center in East Meadow. There, he worked in the general housing security unit.
Services were held this Thursday and Friday. His funeral was held on Saturday. His fellow officers and department remember him as an upbeat and dedicated professional. He leaves behind a young son.
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