Fallen Cops Honored at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Several local officers receive posthumous recognition at the nation's capital.

Four officers from Long Island were recently inducted into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. last week, including .

Capano, of Massapequa, was  trying to stop an armed robbery of  in Seaford this past New Year's Eve. of Wantagh was killed in the line of duty as a result of a collision on the Long Island Expessway in early 2011.

Also inducted were and Peter J. Figoski. Breitkopf, a Nassau BSO officer from Selden, was was accidentally shot and killed by friendly fire while responding to a in Massapequa Park in March 2011. Figoski, a New York City police officer from West Babylon, was fatally shot in December 2011 while responding to a robbery in Brooklyn.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The monument is ever-changing, as new names of the fallen are added each spring.


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