Photos and T-shirts help keep Breitkopf's memory alive at the bureau's headquarters, a cavernous building on Newbridge Road in Bellmore shared with other police units such as robbery, electronics and highway patrol. Bureau members train two days a month, usually in a converted Grumman hangar in Bethpage, where they can practice busting down doors in unfamiliar terrain.
During the raid, a bureau officer -- even though he was wearing a protective shield -- was stabbed with a steak knife while apprehending the suspect.The gunman was later convicted of the murders and the stabbing of the cop, Michael Knatz, who survived."We like to go 'boom,' maybe a little grenade, a hand grenade, stun grenade and then, in we go." Members: 70 History: Formed in the late 1960s as the Crime Prevention Unit and got its current name a decade later Headquarters: Bellmore Characteristics: Generally work in groups.9-11 Print All Prints comes with letter of authenticity.He now suffers from Sever Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
His awards and decorations include: BSM, Purple Heart, Arcomx2, AAMx2.When a suspected carjacker fleeing police last week tried to escape into a crowded school building, the plainclothes officers who chased him and wrestled him into handcuffs belonged to the Nassau Bureau of Special Operations.Members of the elite branch tackled the teen last Tuesday, 10 feet from the door of a North Merrick elementary school as he fumbled for a pistol in his waistband, police said.It's meant to help intimidate suspects into submission, the cops say."The shock and awe factor is amazing," Endres said.He now depends on his artwork and trying to build a business for his family members Veronica (spouse), Abigail (daughter), Alex (son), Edward (son).