New York Post
March 17, 2011

Slain NYPD cop to be buried in Farmingdale

Officer Alain Schaberger, 42, was rushed to Lutheran Hospital where he died after fracturing his neck in a 9-foot fall in Boerum Hill.  

The New York City police officer killed over the weekend after a domestic violence call in Brooklyn will be buried Friday on Long Island with military honors.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Officer Alain Schaberger, 42, of Westchester, will have an honor unit for his burial at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, said a spokesman for Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons, the funeral home handling the arrangements.

Schaberger's wake is Thursday at the funeral home at 200 E. Main St., East Islip, between 2 and 4:30 p.m., and again from 7 to 9:30 p.m. A service at the funeral home will take place Friday at 9:30 a.m., to be followed by interment at the national cemetery.

Schaberger died after he broke his neck in a fall early Sunday while responding with other officers to a report of domestic violence in Boerum Hill. Officials said Schaberger was pushed over a railing by George Villanueva, 42, as police tried to handcuff the suspect. Schaberger fell nine feet into a concrete stairway. The officer was pronounced dead Sunday at Lutheran Medical Center.

"Police officers never know what to expect when they answer a radio run," Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch said Monday.

Meanwhile, Villanueva is being held without bail on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated murder and assault.

A criminal complaint filed Sunday said that in November, an order of protection had been filed against Villanueva by the woman involved in the call. It is in effect until May, according to the complaint.