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Gregg Abbate was a retired NYPD bomb squad detective from Massapequa Park who helped with the search and rescue efforts after 9-11.
He was highly decorated officer whose honors included the prestigious Combat Cross and Medal of Valor. In addition to helping with rescue efforts on 9-11, he actively responded to the attempted car bombing in Times Square on May 1, 2010, a planned terrorist attack.
He currently worked for Homeland Security as an explosive specialist. Gregg was also a lifeguard of more than 20 years for TOBAY beach. Gregg was a true hero and patriot of this country, NYC and his community. He lived in Massapequa for the past 45 years and was an active member in the community.