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Cop from LI killed in wrong-way crash

On Nov. 15, 2010, police say Michael Bowen,

On Nov. 15, 2010, police say Michael Bowen, 50, was driving drunk and the wrong way on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills when his van collided with a car driven by NYPD Officer Andre Menzies, who was heading to his North Babylon home after work, police said. Menzies was killed. Photo Credit: Steve Silverman

NYPD Officer Andre Menzies, 35, of North Babylon, was killed Nov. 15, 2010, when a wrong-way driver collided with his car on the Northern State Parkway, authorities say. Michael Bowen, 50, of Brooklyn, was charged with driving while intoxicated.

The congregation of Grace Community Christian Ministries in
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

The congregation of Grace Community Christian Ministries in Amityville, led by Pastor Robert L. Burgess, seen holding the microphone, leads a memorial service for New York City Police Officer Andre Menzies. (Dec. 12, 2010)

Pastor Robert L. Burgess shakes the hand of
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Pastor Robert L. Burgess shakes the hand of Natacha Menzies following a memorial service for her husband, New York City Police Officer Andre Menzies, at Grace Community Christian Ministries in Amityville. (Dec. 12, 2010)

Daryl Rose holds a photo collage of his
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Daryl Rose holds a photo collage of his best friend, New York City Police Officer Andre Menzies, before a memorial service for him at Grace Community Christian Ministries in Amityville. (Dec. 12, 2010)

Natacha Menzies is comforted following a memorial service
Photo Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

Natacha Menzies is comforted following a memorial service for her husband, NYPD officer Andre Menzies, at Grace Community Christian Ministries in Amityville Sunday. (Dec. 12, 2010)

Officers carry the body of 35-year-old NYPD officer
Photo Credit: Uli Seit

Officers carry the body of 35-year-old NYPD officer Andre Menzies. (Nov. 20, 2010)

Natacha Menzies is comforted following a memorial service
Photo Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

Natacha Menzies is comforted following a memorial service for her husband, NYPD officer Andre Menzies, at Grace Community Christian Ministries in Amityville Sunday. (Dec. 12, 2010)

Authorities investigate a van in a wrong-way crash
Photo Credit: Steve Silverman

Authorities investigate a van in a wrong-way crash in the early morning hours on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. The van collided with a car driven by NYPD Officer Andre Menzies, who was heading to his North Babylon home after work, police say. Menzies was killed. The van's driver, Michael Bowen of Brooklyn, is charged with driving while intoxicated. (Nov. 15, 2010)

Authorities investigate a van in a wrong-way crash
Photo Credit: Steve Silverman

Authorities investigate a van in a wrong-way crash in the early morning hours on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. The van collided with a car driven by NYPD Officer Andre Menzies, who was heading to his North Babylon home after work, police say. Menzies was killed. The van's driver, Michael Bowen of Brooklyn, is charged with driving while intoxicated. (Nov. 15, 2010)

NYPD Officer Andre Menzies of North Babylon is

NYPD Officer Andre Menzies of North Babylon is seen in an undated photo with his wife, Natacha Menzies. Family members say Andre Menzies worked hard but always made time for his wife, five children and his parents and three siblings.

On Nov. 15, 2010, police say Michael Bowen,
Photo Credit: Handout

On Nov. 15, 2010, police say Michael Bowen, 50, was driving drunk and the wrong-way on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills when his van collided with a car driven by NYPD Officer Andre Menzies, who was heading to his North Babylon home after work, police say. Menzies was killed.

Slain NYPD Officer Andre Menzies' sister Tracey Menzies,
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Slain NYPD Officer Andre Menzies' sister Tracey Menzies, far right, watches as her brother's daughters Melisa, 14, left, and Andrea, 15, right, are consoled by an unidentified woman outside Andre Menzies' childhood home in Richmond Hill, Queens. (Nov. 15, 2010)

Joshua Menzies, 9, holds a photo of his
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Joshua Menzies, 9, holds a photo of his mom, Natacha, and dad, NYPD Officer Andre Menzies, who was killed in a wrong-way crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. (Nov. 15, 2010)

Family members gather in Richmond Hill, Queens, outside
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Family members gather in Richmond Hill, Queens, outside the childhood home of NYPD Officer Andre Menzies, who was killed in a wrong-way crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills while heading home to North Babylon. His father, Robert Menzies, left, and sister Tracey Menzies, right, recall his childhood. Standing on the porch is Andre Menzies' daughter Tiffany, 12. (Nov. 15, 2010)

Natacha Menzies, left, wife of NYPD officer Andre
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Natacha Menzies, left, wife of NYPD officer Andre Menzies, is consoled in front of her North Babylon home by her friend Felicia Fisher. (Nov. 15, 2010)

Natacha Menzies, front left, wife of NYPD officer
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Natacha Menzies, front left, wife of NYPD officer Andre Menzies, is consoled in front of her North Babylon home by her friend Felicia Fisher, front right, and family members at their North Babylon home. (Nov. 15, 2010)

NYPD officer Andre Menzies' wife, Natacha Menzies, and
Photo Credit: James Carbone

NYPD officer Andre Menzies' wife, Natacha Menzies, and son Joshua, 9, look at a family photo the day Andre Menzies was killed in a wrong-way crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills, Monday. (Nov. 15, 2010)

November 15, 2010, NY: North Babylon, NY: Natacha
Photo Credit: Photo by James Carbone

November 15, 2010, NY: North Babylon, NY: Natacha Menzies, wife of NYPD officer Andre Menzies, in front of her North Babylon home with their son Joshua, 9, who said his father loved playing basketball with him. (Photo by James Carbone)

Handout photo of Police Officer Andre Menzies (Nov.
Photo Credit: NYCPD

Handout photo of Police Officer Andre Menzies (Nov. 15, 2010).

Family photo of NYPD officer Andre Menzies, 35,
Photo Credit: Handout

Family photo of NYPD officer Andre Menzies, 35, of North Babylon, with his daughter, Tiffany.

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