A 24-year-old Plainview man, Jose Borbon, who has been accused of driving drunk and crashing into Suffolk County Police Officer Glen Ciano on February 22, 2009, and killing him, was sentenced to a year in jail for an unrelated DWI and weapons possession after pleading guilty.
On January 4, 2009, Nassau County police arrested Borbon for DWI and for possessing a gravity knife. He was released on bail and issued a conditional driver's license. Six weeks later, while driving drunk (over twice the legal limit, 0.19 percent blood alcohol level) and talking on a cell phone, he crashed into Officer Ciano. Glen died after his vehicle struck a pole and burst into flames.
Dozens of Suffolk County Police officers and supporters of the Ciano family were in attendance at Borbon's sentencing.
Borbon is due back in court for the Ciano case on September 20, 2010.
The Suffolk County PBA has posted a You Tube video about the Borbon sentencing and the loss of Officer Ciano.
I had the privilege of working with Officer Glen Ciano when I was assigned to the Second Precinct. He is greatly missed. Glen, age 45, was a 22 year veteran of the department. He is survived by his wife and two children. An "In Memory of Glen Ciano" page appears on Facebook.
Photos from the Suffolk County Police Department.