Emilio Sanchez Maldonado
East Patchogue, New York
Broken dreams of a better life
His English as a New Language teacher at Bellport High School shows a picture of him in the classroom: smiling, pencil in hand, one earbud dangling. He had “a wonderful smile” and “always made our classroom a little brighter,” she said.
Emilio Sanchez Maldonado, 17, was shot in front of his home on the 200 Avenue of Hampton Avenue in East Patchogue on July 3, 2018.