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.Officer Kevin Jessup
.Officer Kevin Jessup

Services for Officer Kevin Jessup, 25, tragically killed on 9/11, allegedly by a drunk driver, have been announced.
Jessup, who was inspired to join the Force after the 9/11 terror attacks and had been with the 106th Precinct for about a year, was reportedly driving on the Southern State Parkway on Long Island with his girlfriend — having just celebrated her September 11 birthday — when his Nissan Maxima was rear-ended by Jonathan Lopez.
Lopez then reportedly went on to hit another car, while Jessup’s Maxima crashed into a guardrail and flipped, landing in the woods near the roadway.
A family member reportedly said that the girlfriend, identified as Crystal Simons — who sustained non-life threatening injuries — flagged down help.
Jessup was rushed to Nassau University Medical Center and was being prepped for surgery when he died.
The driver of the other car suffered minor injuries.
Lopez reportedly pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and assault.
A wake for Jessup will be held on Thursday, September 15 at Grace Funeral Chapel, 607 North Conduit Boulevard, Brooklyn, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be Friday, September 16 at 9:30 a.m.

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