WILLIAMSVILLE — Erie Community College honored local law enforcement officials who’ve perished in duty with a police memorial service on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 7:30 a.m. outside the college’s North Campus Law Enforcement Training Academy.
The event was held in accordance with National Police Week, established in 1962 by U.S. President John F. Kennedy and a joint resolution of Congress to pay tribute to police officers who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
The morning included ECC's police recruits gathering for a brief service at the North Campus flag post, as well as the placement of a wreath at post's Memorial Stone to honor Buffalo Police Officer Patricia Parete, who was lost in February due to complications endured from a 2006 on-duty shooting.
Since 1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and partnership.