Police arrive at the scene of a fatal accident on...

Police arrive at the scene of a fatal accident on the Southern State Parkway between exits 19 and 20. (Dec. 13, 2011) Credit: Stringer News Service

Services were scheduled for Thursday and Friday for a Nassau County correction officer who died in a traffic accident on his way home from work in East Meadow.

Frank Milano, 36, of Elmont, died Tuesday when the car he was driving westbound on the Southern State Parkway at 12:01 a.m., veered off the roadway into a wooded area, striking trees, State Police said. Milano was pronounced dead at the scene.

A wake was scheduled at the Krauss Funeral Home, 1097 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square, from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The funeral is 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Church, 631 Elmont Rd., Elmont.

The Nassau County Sheriff Officers Association, of which Milano was a member, said in a prepared statement, "Officer Milano was a dedicated public servant who worked one of the most dangerous and difficult jobs in law enforcement. He was highly respected and admired by his fellow officers."

Milano grew up in the Elmont area. As a member of the sheriff's department the past seven years, he worked in the general housing security unit of the county correctional center in East Meadow.

"He was known for his positive attitude and warm personality," the statement said. "This was a tragic situation that took the life of a young father and dedicated law enforcement professional."

No additional information was released Wednesday from State Police concerning a possible cause for the crash.

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