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Off-duty cop killed by garbage truck

Posted: 8:12 PM, Jan 11, 2013
Updated: 2013-01-11 20:12:41-05

Suffolk County Police are investigating a deadly crash — that killed a 17-year-veteran of the department.

Officer Patrick Curley was driving an SUV on Route 25 in Commack, when he hit a garbage truck that was backing out of a business.

The off-duty cop died at the scene. The truck driver is ok.

He was ticketed for a traffic and equipment violation.