The memory of fallen officer Glen Ciano was recently honored during a blood drive at the Commack Fire Department, where his patrol car was based, before he was killed by a drunken driver four years ago.
Suffolk County Legis. Steve Stern (D-Huntington) joined firefighters and members of community to remember Ciano, a 22-year veteran of the department on Feb. 16, a few days before the fourth anniversary of his death.
Ciano left behind his wife and two children.
Stern was the sponsor of legislation that re-named the intersection of Vanderbilt Parkway and Commack Road “P. O. Glen Ciano Place” in his honor and memory.
“I was proud to be the sponsor of this legislation, which recognizes the service and the sacrifice of Officer Ciano and his family to the people of Suffolk County, and also to continue our commitment to reminding our community of the horrific consequences of drinking and driving,” Stern said in a statement. “The annual ‘Glen Ciano Memorial Blood Drive’ continues his legacy of giving. I hope that my neighbors will join me today in taking a moment to remember Officer Ciano and honor his life by pledging to never drink and drive.”