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Commack blood drive honors fallen Suffolk police officer

The Commack Fire Department's blood drive on Saturday,

The Commack Fire Department's blood drive on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, will be held in honor of Suffolk County Police Officer Glen Ciano, killed by a drunken driver in 2009. This year's drive comes amid a blood shortage. Credit: SCPD

The Commack Fire Department will have its annual blood drive Saturday in honor of a Suffolk County police officer who died in the line of duty.

The event has been held every year since Officer Glen Ciano was killed by a drunken driver in 2009.

“This year’s blood drive is especially timely to meet the needs of a critical shortage of more than 2,000 pints due to donation cancellations because of the recent blizzard,” Suffolk police said in a statement.

People can donate blood from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fire Department headquarters, 6309 Jericho Tpke. in Commack.

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