Suffolk County Police Museum has new exhibits under renovation
A Suffolk County Police Museum gets a makeover for a major milestone.
The renovation was done for the 60th anniversary, which was in 2020.
The Suffolk County Police History Museum won’t open to the public until Monday, but News 12’s Danielle Campbell got a glimpse of it.
Suffolk County Police Department Commissioner Stuart Cameron has helped lead efforts to add new exhibits to the museum.
“I wanted to update it and I wanted to make it more technologically advanced,” says Cameron. “We’ve installed flat screen TVs here, which makes it easy for us to change screens and show more stuff. “
He says some new exhibits have never been seen by the public before.
It also has exhibits which honor certain officers.
Retired Detective Dennis Delaney is one of four Suffolk County officers to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Delaney ran with Officer Anthony Pierri to a domestic violence scene where two officers were shot in 1971.
Officer Robert Staab was injured in the attack and Officer George Frees was killed.
“We did what we needed to do, and we are very lucky that it went well for Bob Stabb and unfortunately we lost George Frees,” said Delaney.
The Amityville Murder Weapon is just one of the new displays.
The crime has been turned into books and movies.
The weapon is on display to the public for the first time in more than five decades.