Police Officer Stabbed in Face, Nose Nearly Severed

A New York officer was stabbed in the face and suffered serious injuries.

A New York officer was stabbed in the face and suffered serious injuries.

Police Officer Stabbed in Face, Nose Nearly Severed

Suffolk County, NY – A police officer was stabbed multiple times in the face Saturday afternoon and his nose was nearly severed from his face.

The incident occurred Saturday at approximately 1:20 in the afternoon in a suburban residence on Oakland Avenue in Central Islip.  Prompting the response by the unidentified officer was a 911 call which alerted police that a male was armed with knives at the residence.

The officer encountered the male inside the dwelling, at which point he was stabbed multiple times in the face.  A second officer then shot the violent criminal, 40-year-old Mark Caraway, which ended the attack. Caraway was shot in the stomach and was last reported to be in critical condition.

The wounded police officer was rushed to nearby Stony Brook University Hospital where he underwent over four hours of surgery. The officer will require a long road of recovery ahead.

As of this writing, charges have not been filed against Caraway yet. Prosecutors are presumably waiting to see if Caraway dies of his injuries before filing. Caraway has a long criminal history of domestic violence.

Members of the Suffolk County Police Department, an agency responsible for policing portions of Long Island, have had their fair share of injuries recently.

In May of this year, an officer was hit and injured by a drunk driver while helping a disabled motor vehicle.  In January of this year, another officer was also hit by a drunk driver, resulting in him being airlifted for “non-life threatening injuries”.

In 2009, Suffolk County Officer Glen Ciano, a 22 year veteran, was struck and killed by a drunk driver.  Officer Ciano is survived by his wife and two children.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Suffolk County Police Department who have experienced many tragedies recently.  We wish this seriously injured police officer a speedy recovery.

  • hopeful8

    Now WHERE are the riots and protests?

  • Charlene Williams

    Wishing the officer a speedy recovery.

  • notthe1

    Mark does not a history of domestic violence.. Mark had a mental breakdown. Get your story right.