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Trooper Dobson Sign Dedication
Trooper Dobson Sign Dedication

TONAWANDA, N.Y.- The Town of Tonawanda Police Department has been working with the New York State Police and the Badge of Honor Association in an effort to honor the memory of Trooper Kevin Dobson. Trooper Dobson was killed in the line of duty on March 26, 2011 when he was struck by a car during a traffic stop on the I290E near the top of the Colvin entrance ramp.

The Erie County Highway Department was consulted regarding fabricating a sign that would be installed near the entrance ramp. Members of the Erie County Highway Department collaborated with the two law enforcement groups to come up with the design and offered their services at no charge.

On Tuesday July 26th at 11am, in the area of 3157 Eggert Road, there will be a ceremony to formally dedicate the sign that will honor Trooper Dobson and his family. Elected officials from the State, County and Town have been invited to attend and speak at the ceremony. Members of the New York State Police, City of Rochester Police, Town of Tonawanda Police and Amherst Police will be among those in attendance.

This ceremony is not open to the general public due to the enormity of planning such an event. However, if there is interest from the media, safe access to the area of the ceremony can best be gained by entering the Colvin-Eggert Plaza and parking at the rear of the Women’s BAC. We simply ask that your conduct reflect the respectful nature of this gathering.

If you have any questions, I can be reached at my office on Monday afternoon, July 25th, at 879-6625.    

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