Commack FD Remembers Police Officer Charles Oddo

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On February 17, 2018, the Commack Fire Department remembered one of their own, Police
Officer Charles Oddo who was killed in the line of duty 22 years ago while assigned
to NYPD Highway 2.Firefighters led by Third Assistant Chief John Barry and an NYPD
Color Guard gathered at the Charles A. Oddo Verleye Park, a precious place to
remember and pray for the soul of departed Commack FD member and NYPD Highway
Patrolman Charles Oddo, who gave his life in the line of duty. Officer Oddo’s
parents also attended the ceremony. Charles Oddo was a guardian and protector from his
earliest years. He transitioned from watching over his younger sister in this very
park, to protecting the people of Commack. He continued to follow that
calling, to the NYPD's elite Highway Patrol Unit. Officer Oddo was killed in the in
the line of duty when he was struck by a drunk driver while directing traffic away
from a disabled motorist. 
                              Story by Steve Silverman, Photo courtesy Commack Fire

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