NEW YORK – Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci (R, C, I – South Huntington) joined his Long Island colleagues in welcoming Suffolk County Police Officer Joseph Verdi to the Capitol February 24.
Verdi was in Albany to be honored for his valiant efforts to protect motorists from an alleged wrong-way drunk driver on Sunrise Highway during the early morning hours of January 28. Officer Verdi risked his own life, weaving through oncoming traffic and using his police cruiser to stop the alleged drunk driver in his tracks. Fortunately, Officer Verdi escaped serious injury after the head-on crash that followed.
“It was an honor to meet Officer Verdi,” Lupinacci said. “The men and women who put on the uniform are sometimes faced with performing extremely selfless acts in the line of duty. Officer Verdi’s courageous, heroic actions exemplify why we should be forever grateful to the men and women of our law enforcement.”
Pictured Above L-R: (Back Row) Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (Front Row) Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino, Officer Joseph Verdi, Assemblyman Dean Murray, and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino Press Release by Brian Finnegan. Made Available by The Office of Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci.
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