Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A retired Nassau County police officer was killed in a Friday afternoon fire in Locust Valley, police said.The former police officer, 81-year-old Peter Zukas, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Zukas, a member of the NCPD for 27 years, retired in 1991, police said.The blaze at 17 2nd Avenue broke out just before 1:30 p.m. The rear of the home was engulfed in flames when responding officers arrived, police said.Detectives said the fire does not appear to be suspicious.Zukas was the second person affiliated with the NCPD to die this week. A Nassau police detective was killed in an early-morning crash Wednesday when his crossover SUV crashed into a tractor trailer as he was exiting the Northern State Parkway.
Ba suffered the injury during a collision with former team-mate Fabricio Coloccini during Chelsea’s defeat to Newcastle last weekend, having to be withdrawn owing to the discomfort. That appeared to rule him out of this weekend’s game with Wigan, but the Senegal international tweeted to say he was looking to have a mask fitted. With an accompanying picture of him on a plane, he wrote: “Me and the club docteur in the place (sic) going to milan to get a mask done.” Should Ba have a mask fitted to his face, he would not be the first. His team-mate and captain John Terry wore one against Valencia last season owing to a broken cheekbone, while Paul Gascoigne used one to protect a facial injury while a Lazio player. Chelsea were unable to comment on Ba’s progress or how long he may be out for when contacted. Chelsea striker Demba Ba appears to be trying to accelerate his first-team return by looking for a way around his broken nose. Press Association