verdiPolice Officer Joe Verdi of Highway Patrol was recently honored on the floor of the New York State Assembly by Assemblyman Dean Murray, the Long Island delegation, and the full Assembly for his actions on January 28, 2016.

verdi2Officer Verdi was dispatched a call of a wrong way driver on Sunrise Highway. In an attempt to slow traffic, Officer Verdi began a serpentine maneuver in front of eastbound traffic. As he was doing this, he was hit head on by the drunk driver. Luckily Officer Verdi suffered only minor injuries. His quick actions undoubtedly saved other motorists from potentially serious or possibly fatal injuries.