Reecks' straightforward honesty remembered
As a boy, Robert Reecks was fascinated by cars and motorcycles. He dreamed of being a police officer.
As a man, he owned a Harley-Davidson and spent three decades rising through the ranks in the Suffolk County Police Department.
Saturday, Reecks, who was off duty, died when his unmarked police car crashed into a concrete bridge support on Sunrise Highway in Moriches. He was 57.