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Posted on: February 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town of Babylon Honors Fallen Fire Chief with Street Renaming

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Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer and the Babylon Town Board were proud to have recently renamed a section of Croydon Street between Albany Avenue and Great Neck Road in Amityville in memory of Chief Daryll T. Rollins of the North Amityville Fire Company, who passed away last November just as he was completing his first year as chief. On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Chief Rollins responded to a residential fire. After returning home, Rollins was found unresponsive the next morning and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead as a result of cardiac arrest.

The town held a ceremony to officially dedicate “Chief Daryll T. Rollins Way,” where Supervisor Schaffer was joined by Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, fellow local officials, community leaders, members of the North Amityville Fire Company and Chief Rollins’ friends and family. An invocation was delivered by Bishop Walter Willie and Pastor Keith Hayward provided the benediction. Two students from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School, Sean Moore and Sydney Forbes, led the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem respectively. Also in attendance were Congressman Peter King, New York State Senator John Brooks, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey and Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly.

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