Nassau County PD (NY) Joseph Olivieri LODD & Funeral Info
Police Officer Joseph Olivieri was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating an accident in the HOV lane of the Long Island Expressway, near Exit 35.
He had exited his patrol car when another vehicle entered the crash scene and struck him. He was transported to North Shore University Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Officer Olivieri had served with the Nassau County Police Department for 14 year and had previously served with the New York City Police Department for five years.
Wake/Funeral for Nassau Cop Killed on LIE to be Held in Ronkonkoma - Sachem, NY Patch
Wake Ronkonkoma FD Sat 7-9, Sun 2-4, 7-9
Funeral St Joseph's RC church in Ronkonkoma noon on Monday.
He responded to a hit & run car accident on the Long Island Expressway. The fleeing vehicle hit another car about 1000 yards away and both the 2nd and 3rd cars were perpendicular to the highway. He was outside of his vehicle talking to the driver of the h&r vehicle when he was struck by a 4th vehicle who didn't see the accident due to the time of day (about 5am) and that the cars involved in the accident didn't have their lights visible for oncoming traffic. the h&r driver was arrested for DWI (.09 BAC), criminal possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and vehicular manslaughter, for being intoxicated and causing the death or another. The driver that actually hit him wasn't charged. This is the 2nd cop in a short period of time struck by a vehicle in that agency, and the 2nd in the past 2 years fatally struck on the LIE. I think one article said 35 people in 20 years have been struck by cars on the LIE.