Monday, March 14, 2011

Funeral services will be held Friday for a New York police officer who was shot to death by a second officer.

Nassau County police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf (BRYT'-kahf) was killed Saturday night by an officer from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department.

The officers had been responding to the Massapequa (mas-uh-PEEK'-wuh) Park home of a knife-wielding man. The suspect was killed when he charged police.

Minutes later, Breitkopf was shot. His shooting remained under investigation Monday.

It was the second line-of-duty death of a Nassau County officer this year.

Breitkopf's funeral will be held Friday at St. Margaret's of Scotland Church in Selden. His wake will be Wednesday and Thursday at the Selden Fire Department headquarters.


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