Officer attacked in Southampton bar o...

Officer attacked in Southampton bar on life-support

There are 219 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Officer attacked in Southampton bar on life-support. In it, Newsday reports that:

An off-duty Suffolk County correction officer was on life-support in extremely critical condition Thursday, after he was strangled while working a second job as a bouncer at a Southampton Village bar, police ...

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Justin

Bronx, NY

#3 Aug 7, 2008
The piece of garbage should be hung.
local

Norwalk, CT

#4 Aug 7, 2008
It's very hard to believe, as someone who has been to the Publick House on a Wednesday night, that this would have been able to happen. Reister and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.
jjjr

Bronxville, NY

#6 Aug 7, 2008
The dopey union pres is anasshole, injecting his opinion into the tragic circumstances! The guy who choked the co officer needs to do hard time and I know just where to put him, He can meet the friends of C.O. Reister! perhaps he could fall off the second tier of the jail? Maybe he could get a broken neck from the fall?
Union Guy

United States

#8 Aug 7, 2008
I am ASHAMED of Dagnello! I am an ardent supporter of union workers and this guy is disgusting. There is a time and a place for politicking and it certainly is nowhere near the time and place we are at right now. CO Reister may be at heavens gate and all this guy has to say is some BS about a contract?!?

CO's --- PLEASE FIRE THIS GUY! What would CO Reister want him to say?
Reads The Paper

Jersey City, NJ

#10 Aug 7, 2008
Whatever the union president said is irrevelant. After reading this story in Newsday, I hope and pray that Mr. Reister gets better and that the sick piece of scum who practicallychoked him to death, Oddone is placed away in prison for life. Ideally, the piece of scum would be given the death sentence.
the insider

AOL

#11 Aug 8, 2008
what the union rep said does matter, he should be dismissed right now!! to use this Officer's life as a barganing chip, is the most disgusting thing ive ever seen in union nonsense. what a piece of garbage.
Tom

Washington, DC

#12 Aug 8, 2008
I hope the officer is ok.
wordygurdy

Dundee, NY

#13 Aug 8, 2008
corbin wrote:
How is that people start by "telling" this **** to stop and then "trying" to pry him off?! What happened to everyone just jumping in and beating this guy off him? Haven't they learned anything from 9/11?
Too many limp wrists. Hope the officer makes a full recovery & they up the charges to attempted murder.
Just A Fact

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Aug 8, 2008
Vito Dagnello.....your statement is out of line. It also proves that one doesn't need an education to head up your Union. Why don't your commit to taking care of his family after his impending death?
jim

AOL

#17 Aug 8, 2008
hey Levy sometimes the truth can be painful so do the right thing you pencil necked geek

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Since: Jun 08

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#18 Aug 8, 2008
I have a feeling that prison isn't going to be such a fun time for this guy.
LIer

Bronx, NY

#21 Aug 8, 2008
While I feel for him as a person but to use this incident as a bargaining chip is disgusting.

They are freaking jail guards for God's sake. How much money does someone who walks around a cell block deserve? At least the deputy sheriff's perform police functions (read: have an actual purpose).
MMK

Bay Shore, NY

#22 Aug 8, 2008
There was nothing wrong with what Vito Dagnello said. Has Levy gone 5 years with no raise. Sometimes guilt hurts, Steve! My prayers go out to Andrew Reister and his family.
Vet

Miller Place, NY

#23 Aug 8, 2008
Thoughts and prayers to the Reister Family.
Bars

Lakewood, NJ

#25 Aug 8, 2008
Give the COs a contract already.

5 years and counting is long enough.

Dont be so cheap Levy.
Frank

Highland Mills, NY

#26 Aug 8, 2008
MMK wrote:
There was nothing wrong with what Vito Dagnello said. Has Levy gone 5 years with no raise. Sometimes guilt hurts, Steve! My prayers go out to Andrew Reister and his family.
You must be kidding. As if a raise in the recent past would have raised this guy out of the desire to work a second job as do so many cops and fireman all over the US. Dagnello was flat out wrong and insensitive.
no joke

East Quogue, NY

#29 Aug 8, 2008
my buddy from high school passed away yesterday. he was a very good man and father. did not deserve to die because of some doped up 25 year old punk from uti...this guy was the ultimate f*%$#er.

congrats folks, its finally come to this.
John

Brooklyn, NY

#30 Aug 8, 2008
My comment was censored above - I think Odone should be given the maximum penalty, which is state execution.
kjj22

Pompano Beach, FL

#31 Aug 8, 2008
wordygurdy wrote:
<quoted text> Too many limp wrists. Hope the officer makes a full recovery & they up the charges to attempted murder.
Being a bouncer is a very dangerous job. No one takes the job and exopects to do paper work..They take the job to prevent or stop unruly behavior. many bouncers go waaay to far with their authority. many people do die each year working as a bouncer or by bouncers. In this case the patron defended himself, I believe. Hopefully the fella makes a full recovery. All bouncers should rethink their positions...it is never a safe job.
Max

Harriman, NY

#32 Aug 8, 2008
As someone from SH village who knows Andy, I could care less how the politicos use this.
What upsets me the most is that this happened in the main room of the bar in front of hundreds of people and they did nothing. All it takes is a few people who give a shit to break up a fight or punch and kick the hell out of the guy. All I have heard was that it happened so fast or I didnt know what was going on. A man was in a choke hold for a very long time. What the hell did they think was going on? I guess there is nothing stupider than 100 drunk twentysomethings since I was one once also.
Today, his family have to decide whether to pull the plug since he is clinically brain dead. That fucker is going to get 2nd degree murder. He is a 25 y/o little white golfer from Farmingdale. I hope he gets the full 25 to life and becomes someones super bitch.
Now, the family is going to have to decide today whether to take him off life support.

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