Funeral services for, former commander of the Suffolk County Police Department Hate Crimes Unit , will be held at
Visiting hours are on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Thursday service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Mother Teresa Tribute Center at 123 Ronkonkoma Avenue in Lake Ronkonkoma.
Reecks, a Riverhead resident who was long-time friends with DeFriest-Grattan’s owner Joseph Grattan, veered off Sunrise Highway in Moriches Saturday morning and hit a portion of a concrete bridge with a 2008 Ford Escort around 5:32 a.m., police said. The 57-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Reecks is survived by his wife, Rita Reecks of Riverhead; his sister Marcia Reecks of Los Angeles; brother Warren Reecks of Fort Washington, Md.; and step-sons Michael and Joseph Caputo.
Call DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home at 631-298-4016.