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June 18, 2015
 "Officer Lopez was a rising star in the Nassau County Police Department; he was a member of an elite emergency unit when at the age of 29 he was gunned down by a suspect. His life was cut short for us, and he made a great sacrifice. For the past 2 and a half years we were trying to rename a portion of the highway after this great young man," Assemblywoman Solages said, honoring the late Officer Lopez and announcing that he will be immortalized by naming a portion of the highway after the fallen hero.