Thousands attend wake for Nassau County Officer Arthur Lopez

Officer Arthur Lopez's sister, Charo, is escorted into

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Officer Arthur Lopez's sister, Charo, is escorted into her brothers wake at the Merrick firehouse Friday evening. (Oct. 26, 2012) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

The visibly distraught sister of slain Nassau Police Officer Arthur Lopez was supported on either side Friday night when she exited the Merrick firehouse shortly before the formal start of her brother's wake.

The firehouse viewing area accommodated only about 150 people, police said, so more than 2,000 others, mostly Nassau police officers and officers from other departments, waited outside...

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