Suffolk County officer dies in crash

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The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is sad to report the passing of one its newest Correction Officers.

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, Correction Officer Candice Ogiejko, 25, was killed in a car accident while driving on Sills Rd. in Yaphank.

Correction Officer Ogiejko joined the Sheriff’s Office in January 2019 and just completed her second year on the force.

Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr., made the following statement: “The entire staff of the Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of Correction Officer Candice Ogiejko. Correction Officer Ogiejko was just 25 years old and had her entire life and career ahead of her. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, as well as her extended family in law enforcement.”

Correction Officer Ogiejko will be laid to rest early next week.

For more information, contact Sgt. Paul Spinella at (516) 445-1685 or paul.spinella@suffolkcountyny.gov.

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