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Ex-Islandia resident killed in Afghanistan honored

The Islandia Village board of trustees observed a moment of silence at its Tuesday night meeting for a NATO contractor and former village resident who was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.

Kevin O’Rourke, 52, died in a firefight during a patrol in the eastern province of Wardak, officials said. The circumstances of his death are under investigation.

Mayor Allan M. Dorman requested a moment of silence for O’Rourke, who he called “a pretty outstanding person.” Dorman said O’Rourke, a retired New York City police sergeant and father of two, lived in the village from 1993 until he retired from the NYPD in 2003.

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He then moved to central Florida, where he had a home renovation and landscaping business. Two years ago, he began doing contracting work overseas.


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