YAPHANK, NY – On Sunday, October 14th, Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Bocchimuzzo family, friends and colleagues at Suffolk County Police Headquarters in Yaphank tor the 1st Annual Anthony Bocchimuzzo Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K Run. Anthony Bocchimuzzo, who passed away in July of 2017, was an invaluable member of the Longwood community, the Coram Fire Department and the Suffolk County Police Department. He was a Suffolk Police Civilian Supervisor of the 911 dispatchers for 26 years, where he conducted trainings for new employees and acted as a communications liaison between the state and federal governments. While working for the Police Department, Bocchimuzzo was instrumental in compiling data for the ShotSpotter program, which uses acoustic equipment in high-crime areas to pinpoint gunfire and alert patrol officers. He also served as a volunteer firefighter in Coram for over 30 years, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant. Earlier this year, Legislator Anker sponsored legislation to rename the Suffolk County 9-1-1 Call Center in Bocchimuzzo’s honor, which took place in July.
“Tony was a remarkable person. Not only was he a dedicated father and husband, but he was a committed volunteer to his community as a member of the Coram Fire Department and the Longwood Civic Association. As a communications specialist, he was that quiet voice behind the sound system that amplified so many wonderful community events. In addition, Tony was an outstanding county employee, who provided exceptional focus on county law enforcement and safety projects,” said Legislator Anker.
The 5K race course went through the grounds and surrounding area of the Suffolk County Police Headquarters. All proceeds raised will go towards providing a scholarship to graduating Longwood High School seniors who represent the many qualities Anthony Bocchimuzzo shared within the community.
For more information please call Legislator Anker’s office at (631) 854-1600 or visit www.abscholarship.com.
Pictured L-R: Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, Suffolk County Police Chief Stuart Cameron, Anthony Bocchimuzzo’s wife Kimberly Bocchimuzzo, Anthony Bocchimuzzo’s father, Anthony Bocchimuzzo, Sr.