Four Fallen Nassau Police Officers to be Added to Police Memorial in Albany
Ceremony to be held 1 pm May 9, 2023
Officers to also be honored in Washington DC Saturday
ALBANY, NY – The names of four Nassau Police Officers who died as a result of the performance of their duties will be added to the Police Memorial in Albany during a ceremony to be held tomorrow May 9, 2023.
The four officers are Officer Robert J. Negri, Detective Charles C. Vroom, Detective First Class Matthew A. Perlungher and Detective Hector M. Nunez.
Officer Negri and Det. First Class Perlungher died of cancer that developed as a result of being assigned to rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Detectives Vroom and Nunez passed away as a result of contracting COVID-19 while on the job.
The Police Officers Memorial honors the memory and sacrifice of police officers from around New York State who have been slain in the line of duty. The Memorial was based on a design concept submitted by Colleen Dillon Bergman, daughter of State Trooper Emerson J. Dillon Jr. who was slain in the line of duty in 1974 after 16 ½ years of service with the New York State Police. A quote from Mrs. Bergman’s application is engraved on the nameplate wall: “It doesn’t matter from which department they came, the feeling of loss is experienced the same.”
These officers’ names will also be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC and will be read aloud during a candlelight vigil 8pm Saturday, May 13, 2023.