Yaphank, NY - June 6, 2015 - The Suffolk County Police Department was honored to host Frank Agoglia, who took part in the D-Day invasion. On June 6, 1944, he landed in Ste. Mere Eglise, France in a British glider, called a Horsa, that carried 26 troops. In a later mission in September, his regiment landed their gliders in Nijmegen, Holland where their assignment was to secure a bridge that would eventually allow quick entry into Germany.
After returning home from military service in August of 1945, Agoglia was appointed to the New York City Police Department on December 19, 1947. He retired as a detective on August 5, 1980.
A police escort transported Agoglia to Police Headquarters for a reception that was held this morning. In attendance was Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Police Chief of Department James Burke and members of the Suffolk County Police Department.