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02/22/19 12:19pm
02/22/2019 12:19 PM

A longtime Riverhead police detective is calling it a career after more than 31 years.

The department held a “walkout” ceremony last Thursday for Detective Frank Hernandez, during which he was greeted by past and current co-workers as he descended the stairs at police headquarters. On Jan. 30, Det. Dixon Palmer received the same treatment to mark his retirement after about 35 years on the job.

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12/27/18 5:59am
12/27/2018 5:59 AM

Riverhead police dog Rocky was killed in action Sept. 2 after the vehicle K-9 officer John Morris was operating crashed during a police pursuit. The dog was 8 years old. 

Following his death, more than 40 K-9 officers and their dogs attended the funeral procession Sept. 10 at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton to honor the German shepherd killed in the line of duty.  READ

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10/09/18 6:00am

Riverhead Charter School Superintendent Ray Ankrum has been in charge of the running the K-8 school on Route 25 in Calverton since 2012.

But this year, he’s got another role: traffic control officer.

Mr. Ankrum spends about 45 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon directing traffic outside the school, wearing a bright orange vest and hat over his suit.  READ

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09/24/18 6:00am
09/24/2018 6:00 AM

Late last month in Oklahoma, K-9 Smokey of the Nowata Police Department was killed when an intoxicated woman opened the back door of a police vehicle, allowing the dog to run into the roadway where he was struck by a truck. And in Texas earlier this month, K-9s Grunt and Neil, who were trained to track critically missing persons with dementia for the Refugio County Sheriff’s Office, were strangled to death by a suspect they were tracking. READ