The Commack Fire Department will have its annual blood drive Saturday in honor of a Suffolk County police officer who died in the line of duty.

The event has been held every year since Officer Glen Ciano was killed by a drunken driver in 2009.

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“This year’s blood drive is especially timely to meet the needs of a critical shortage of more than 2,000 pints due to donation cancellations because of the recent blizzard,” Suffolk police said in a statement.

People can donate blood from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fire Department headquarters, 6309 Jericho Tpke. in Commack.