The Nassau County Legislature on Monday honored Nassau police Officer George Day, who was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver in July.
Day was patrolling along Bellmore Avenue in North Bellmore the morning of July 6 when a driver ignored a stop sign and slammed into his motorcycle. Day was sent flying to the ground, and the driver of the Subaru Forester that hit him fled the scene, Nassau police said.
Police said they tracked the driver, Hussam Rajab of North Bellmore, using a front bumper and license plate that had fallen from the Subaru.
Rajab, 40, of North Bellmore, was charged with leaving the scene of an auto accident with serious physical injury. The case is pending.