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The body of Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

The body of Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley getting a final salute as he is taken from St. Patrick Church in Glen Cove for his funeral. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Off-duty Suffolk officer killed in Commack crash

Authorities say Patrick Curley, a 17-year veteran of the force, was driving his SUV on Jericho Turnpike in Commack at around 3:30 a.m. when he collided with a garbage truck that was backing out of a parking lot. Curley was killed on impact.

Off-duty Suffolk County police officer Patrick Curley, of
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Off-duty Suffolk County police officer Patrick Curley, of Huntington, was killed Jan. 11, 2013, in Commack when the sport utility vehicle he was driving collided with a garbage truck. He was 40. Newsday's obituary for Patrick Curley

Family and loved ones leave St. Patrick Church
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Family and loved ones leave St. Patrick Church after the funeral for Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley. (Jan. 15, 2013)

The body of Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick
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The body of Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley is taken out of St. Patrick Church in Glen Cove for his funeral. (Jan. 15, 2013)

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The body of Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

The body of Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley getting a final salute as he is taken from St. Patrick Church in Glen Cove for his funeral. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Family and friends watch the body of Suffolk
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Family and friends watch the body of Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley leaving St. Patrick Church in Glen Cove after his funeral. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Funeral for Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley
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Funeral for Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley who was killed in a car crash. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Funeral services for Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick
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Funeral services for Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley, who was killed in a car crash, were held at St. Patrick Church in Glen Cove. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Family and relatives watch the body of Suffolk
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Family and relatives watch the body of Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley leaving St. Patrick Church in Glen Cove after his funeral. (Jan. 15, 2013)

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Family and relatives watch the body of Suffolk
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Family and relatives watch the body of Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley leaving St. Patrick Church in Glen Cove. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Police investigate an early morning accident on Jericho
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Police investigate an early morning accident on Jericho Turnpike in Commack involving a garbage truck and a car that killed Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley, 40, of Huntington. (Jan 11, 2013)

Police investigate an early morning accident on Jericho
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Police investigate an early morning accident on Jericho Turnpike in Commack involving a garbage truck and a car that left off-duty Suffolk County Police Officer Patrick Curley, 40, of Huntington, dead. (Jan 11, 2013)

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