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Suffolk County police investigate the mangled wreckage of (Credit: James Carbone)

Suffolk County police investigate the mangled wreckage of an unmarked Suffolk County police car Saturday morning in Center Moriches after a single-car crash in which Det. Sgt. Robert Reecks, 57, was killed. (Aug. 6, 2011)

Suffolk bias-unit cop killed in crash

Photos of Suffolk County police hate crimes unit supervisor Det. Sgt. Robert Reecks, who died Aug. 6, 2011, in an early morning one-car accident on Sunrise Highway.

A mourner is greeted by members of the
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A mourner is greeted by members of the Hampton Bays Fire Department at the wake of Suffolk County Police Det. Sgt. Robert Reecks, held at DeFriest-Gratten funeral home in Mattituck. (Aug. 9, 2011)

Suffolk County police investigate the mangled wreckage of
(Credit: James Carbone)

Suffolk County police investigate the mangled wreckage of an unmarked Suffolk County police car Saturday morning in Center Moriches after a single-car crash in which Det. Sgt. Robert Reecks, 57, was killed. (Aug. 6, 2011)

A wrecked unmarked Suffolk County police car sits
(Credit: James Carbone)

A wrecked unmarked Suffolk County police car sits on a tow truck Saturday morning in Center Moriches after a single-car crash in which =Det. Sgt. Robert Reecks, 57, who resigned earlier this year as deputy commander of the Suffolk County Hate Crimes Task Force, was killed. Police said the accident occurred about 5:30 a.m. on Sunrise Highway at Moriches-Middle Island Road. (Aug. 6, 2011)

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A mangled Suffolk County unmarked police car is
(Credit: James Carbone)

A mangled Suffolk County unmarked police car is removed from the scene of a fatal accident on eastbound Sunrise Highway near Moriches-Middle Island Road where Det. Sgt. Robert Reecks, 57, a Suffolk County police hate crimes unit supervisor who handled high-profile bias cases, was killed. (Aug. 6, 2011)

Det. Sgt. Robert R. Reecks shown at a
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Det. Sgt. Robert R. Reecks shown at a press conference at Suffolk County police headquarters. (July 7, 2003)

Suffolk County Police Det. Sgt. Robert Reecks resigns
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Suffolk County Police Det. Sgt. Robert Reecks resigns as commander of the Suffolk County Hate Crimes Task Force, walking out of the meeting Jan. 18, 2011, in Hauppauge. Sources briefed on an Aug. 6 fatal car crash in Center Moriches identified Reecks as the victim of the single-car crash.

Suffolk police Det. Sgt. Robert Reecks resigns from
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Suffolk police Det. Sgt. Robert Reecks resigns from the Suffolk County Legislature's Hate Crimes Task Force and walks out of the task force's meeting in Hauppauge on Tuesday. (Jan. 18, 2011)

Detective Sgt. Robert Reecks resigns his position as
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

Detective Sgt. Robert Reecks resigns his position as Deputy Commander of the Suffolk County Hate Crimes Task Force during their meeting in Hauppauge. (Jan. 18, 2011)

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Suffolk police Detective Sgt. Robert Reecks resigns his
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

Suffolk police Detective Sgt. Robert Reecks resigns his position as Deputy Commander of the Suffolk County Hate Crimes Task Force and walks out of their meeting in Hauppauge on the evening (Jan. 18, 2011)

Suffolk police Detective Sgt. Robert Reecks resigns his
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

Suffolk police Detective Sgt. Robert Reecks resigns his position as Deputy Commander of the Suffolk County Hate Crimes Task Force and walks out of their meeting in Hauppauge. (Jan. 18, 2011)

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