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Cop shot in Massapequa Park

A photograph of slain Nassau County Police Officer

A photograph of slain Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf and his son, Connor, is displayed in a memorial on the front of Rescue No. 4 at the Selden Fire Department. (March 13, 2011) Photo Credit: John Dunn

Nassau County police have identified the officer shot to death in Massapequa Park Saturday night as Geoffrey Breitkopf, 40, a 12-year veteran of the force. Police identified the other person shot and killed as Anthony DiGeronimo 21, of Massapequa Park.

Home at 5 Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Home at 5 Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park, where Officer Geoffrey J. Breitkopf was shot and killed March 12. (March 17, 2011)

Nassau County police officer Geoffrey Breitkopf, who was
Photo Credit: John Paraskevas

Nassau County police officer Geoffrey Breitkopf, who was killed in a friendly fire incident on Saturday, was also a 14-year veteran of the Selden Fire Department. (March 14, 2011)

Anthony DiGeronimo's father, David, stands by a police
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Anthony DiGeronimo's father, David, stands by a police car as he looks toward his home, where he son was shot and killed by police. (March 14, 2011)

Anthony DiGeronimo's father, David, stands by a police
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Anthony DiGeronimo's father, David, stands by a police car as he looks toward his home Monday afternoon in Massapequa Park. (March 14, 2011)

A photograph of slain Nassau County Police Officer
Photo Credit: John Dunn

A photograph of slain Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf and his son, Connor, is displayed in a memorial on the front of Rescue No. 4 at the Selden Fire Department. (March 13, 2011)

Investigators remove evidence from a home on Fourth
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Investigators remove evidence from a home on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf and suspect Anthony DiGeronimo were shot and killed. (March 13, 2011)

Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey J. Breitkopf, 40,
Photo Credit: NCPD

Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey J. Breitkopf, 40, of the elite Bureau of Special Operations, was shot and killed March 12, 2011 after responding to a report of a masked man running through a Massapequa Park neighborhood with knives, authorities said.

Anthony DiGeronimo, 21, of Massapequa Park, was shot

Anthony DiGeronimo, 21, of Massapequa Park, was shot by two officers Saturday inside a home on Fourth Street after lunging at the officers with knives, police said.

Sean Kelly of Massapequa Park, a retired New
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Sean Kelly of Massapequa Park, a retired New York City firefighter, places flowers at scene at Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where officer Geoffrey Breitkopf was shot and killed by friendly fire. (March 13, 2011)

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) is briefed at scene
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) is briefed at scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park after two fatal shootings. (March 13, 2011)

Black and Purple bunting hangs at the Selden
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Black and Purple bunting hangs at the Selden firehouse where fallen Nassau County police officer Geoffrey Breitkopf served as a volunteer. (March 13, 2011)

Firefighters wash Engine 1, Sunday, at the Selden
Photo Credit: Photo by John Dunn

Firefighters wash Engine 1, Sunday, at the Selden Fire Department in preparation for the funeral of Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf, who was killed in the line of duty. Breitkopf was also a volunteer with the Selden Fire Department. The engine will be used during the funeral. (Photo by John Dunn) (Mar. 13, 2011)

A photograph of Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey
Photo Credit: John Dunn

A photograph of Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf is displayed along with his helmet, coat and boots in a memorial on the front of Rescue No. 4, the truck he worked on, at the Selden Fire Department. (March 13, 2011)

Copy photo of Geoffrey Breitkopf, the Nassau County
Photo Credit: Handout

Copy photo of Geoffrey Breitkopf, the Nassau County Police Department officer who was killed in the line of duty during a friendly fire shooting, is seen here in a photo provided by the Selden Fire Department where se served as a volunteer firefighter. (March 13, 2011)

A photograph of slain Nassau County Police Officer
Photo Credit: John Dunn

A photograph of slain Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf and his son, Connor, is displayed in a memorial on the front of Rescue No. 4 at the Selden Fire Department. (March 13, 2011)

One of the knives police say they recovered
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

One of the knives police say they recovered at the home of slain suspect Anthony DiGeronimo. (March 13, 2011)

One of the knives police say they recovered
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

One of the knives police say they recovered at the home of slain suspect Anthony DiGeronimo. (March 13, 2011)

One of the knives police say they recovered
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

One of the knives police say they recovered at the home of slain suspect Anthony DiGeronimo. (March 13, 2011)

Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey speaks
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence W. Mulvey speaks during a press conference in Mineola. (March 13, 2011)

Investigators remove evidence from a home on Fourth
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Investigators remove evidence from a home on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf and suspect Anthony DiGeronimo were shot and killed. (March 13, 2011)

Investigators remove evidence from a home on Fourth
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Investigators remove evidence from a home on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf and suspect Anthony DiGeronimo were shot and killed. (March 13, 2011)

Investigators remove evidence from a home on Fourth
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Investigators remove evidence from a home on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say Nassau County Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf and suspect Anthony DiGeronimo were shot and killed. (March 13, 2011)

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa
Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say a police officer and a suspect were fatally shot. (March 12, 2011)

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa
Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say a police officer and a suspect were fatally shot. (March 12, 2011)

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa
Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where police officer Geoffrey Breitkopf and a suspect were fatally shot. (March 12, 2011)

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa
Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say a police officer and a suspect were fatally shot. (March 12, 2011)

Nassau emergency personnel, family and friends arrive at
Photo Credit: Chris Ware

Nassau emergency personnel, family and friends arrive at Nassau University Medical Center after authorities said a police officer was shot. (March 12, 2011)

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa
Photo Credit: Nick Stein

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say a police officer and a suspect were fatally shot. (March 12, 2011)

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa
Photo Credit: Nick Stein

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say a police officer and a suspect were fatally shot. (March 12, 2011)

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa
Photo Credit: Nick Stein

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say a police officer and a suspect were fatally shot. (March 12, 2011)

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa
Photo Credit: Nick Stein

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say a police officer and a suspect were fatally shot. (March 12, 2011)

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa
Photo Credit: James Carbone

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say a police officer and a suspect were fatally shot. (March 12, 2011)

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa
Photo Credit: James Carbone

The crime scene on Fourth Avenue in Massapequa Park where authorities say a police officer and a suspect were fatally shot. (March 12, 2011)

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