(Smithtown, NY)…At the October General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, Legislator Rob Trotta, who was once a partner of Detective Franco Frantellizzi when he was on the police force, presented him with a proclamation to acknowledge his retirement from the department after 32 years of dedicated service. “Detective Frantellizzi has had an exemplary and accomplished career while proudly serving the people of Suffolk County. He embraced his job and the community,” said Suffolk County Legislator Trotta.
After graduating from the Police Academy, Frantellizzi joined the Third Police Precinct and later transferred to the Sixth Police Precinct, where he remained for the rest of his career. Throughout his tenure, Detective Frantellizzi received more than 55 letters of commendation, and according to police records, had over 2,500 arrests, the most of any other officer in the history of the department.
All 18 Legislators signed the proclamation commending his work ethic, commitment, and dedication to his job and the community he served.
Pictured at the Legislature are from left: Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta, Detective Franco Frantellizzi, his wife, Jeanne, and sisters Lisa Rizzo and Josephine Gallo.