Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon and Councilman Terence McSweeney recently joined with local officials for the official dedication of Patrolman Joseph Piagentini Memorial Playground in Deer Park. Joseph Piagentini, a Deer Park resident, was a member of the New York City Police Department with the 32nd Precinct for five years before being killed while on patrol in May 1971. The local officials were joined at the ceremony by members of the Piagentini family and representatives of the New York City Police Department.
Patrolman Piagentini’s wife Diane is pictured seated in front. Behind her are (from left to right) Inspector Kevin Kane, Suffolk County Police Department First Precinct; Councilman McSweeney; New York State Assemblyman Andrew Raia; Supervisor Schaffer; Deputy Supervisor Martinez; Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart; Councilwoman Gordon; Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly; New York State Senator Phil Boyle; and former Babylon Town Clerk Carol Quirk.