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Congressman King Attends Street Re-Naming in Lindenhurst

Lindenhurst, NY - Congressman Pete King (R-Seaford) recently had the privilege of participating in the street re-naming ceremony honoring NYPD Detective 1st Grade John F. Kristoffersen a long time Lindenhurst resident who died in August 2012 from 9-11 related illnesses resulting from his recovery work at Ground Zero. John Kristoffersen was a veteran NYPD Detective who labored courageously at the World Trade Center site in the weeks and months following the terrorist attack. He and thousands of other police officers, firefighters and construction workers who worked with him became ill and died from the conditions they worked during their recovery efforts. The Congressman noted "These heroes and their families deserve our fullest support and recognition."

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Despite the recent tragic MS-13 murders in their communities, the people of Central Islip and Brentwood have extraordinary spirit, courage and resilience. Today I attended the Spring Festival and Post-Easter Egg Hunt at the Central Islip Rec Center organized by Suffolk County Legislator Monica Martinez. This event was scheduled before the 4 victims were murdered. Because the Easter Egg Hunt was to be held on the soccer field just adjacent to where the bodies of the murder victims were discovered, considerable thought was given to cancelling or postponing the event. But Legislator Martinez and the people of the community decided they had to stand up to evil and demonstrate hope and courage. So today, despite overcast skies, rain and drizzle, the spirit of the people shined through and the Spring Festival went ahead with everyone -- especially the many kids who were there -- celebrating life and praying for peace and justice. The people of Central Islip are determined that the good people will win!

Paid for by Pete King for Congress.
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