New Hyde Park Fire Commissioner Arrested for Assault

Michael Dolan Sr. arrested for allegedly punching driver in face in Garden City.

Mugshot of Michael Dolan Sr. of New Hyde Park. Photo credit: Garden City Police Department
Mugshot of Michael Dolan Sr. of New Hyde Park. Photo credit: Garden City Police Department

New Hyde Park Fire Commissioner Michael Dolan, Sr. was arrested in Garden City on Friday on assault charges stemming from a road rage incident according to Garden City Police.

According to detectives, officers responded to a road rage incident on Merillon Avenue on Nov. 22 between the 69-year old Dolan and another male driver. Both vehicles had stopped and Dolan allegedly walked up to the other car and punched the driver in the face causing pain, facial lacerations and a broken tooth.

The victim is a 64-year-old man from Massapequa.

Upon their investigation, Garden City detectives identified Dolan and arrested him for assault.

Dolan's identity and mugshot were obtained by Patch through requests made to the Garden City Police Department.

Dolan, who is a sitting New Hyde Park Fire Commissioner, was earlier this year dismissed from his duties as a member of the fire department after allegedly stealing smoke detectors from the department in 2012. The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office eventually dropped the criminal charges. The fire commissioners issued a decision to dismiss Michael Dolan Sr. from his duties as a firefighter, but voted to reinstate his son, Michael Dolan Jr. to the department.

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Hello December 22, 2013 at 10:56 AM
Dude, makes sense to me! Let us not forget we both not witnesses there, and this is all "speculation," remember? :) Let the courts decide, they have the facts, ( we all do not ) and that is where it matters most, not here. Merry Merry!
Phil McCracken December 22, 2013 at 07:28 PM
I think this story has gotten more posts than any other Patch story! More than men and women coming home from war, or even good news stories. I agree I don't think beating a dead horse is going to make anything better, I say leave this alone the courts and the people will decide as to what the fate is of this individual, there are way too meany details that are know and unknown and this can go on forever. Have a Merry Christmas everyone I just don't have the mental steam to go any further on this topic.
Tommy Crenshaw December 23, 2013 at 05:06 AM
True. For now all we have is the published account of that day. Hopefully this violent act was justified and the stain bestowed on New Hyde Park will be lifted. But then again, what do I care ? I live in Jersey! Have a nice life!
mick December 23, 2013 at 09:42 AM
Amen Phil! Merry Christmas.
ann m December 23, 2013 at 10:17 PM
NJ is the place to be... Hopefully I'll be there soon.. Merry Christmas to all


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