Tom Katon is a retired Webster Firefighter and he knew the fallen. "They gave the ultimate sacrifice for the people of the community,” Katon said “the community called and they answered."
The memorial was unveiled by Nick Chipperini at the spot where on December 24, 2012, his father and friend were killed. Lt. Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, were ambushed while responding to a car fire and were fired upon by a gunman. The gunman killed the 20-year veteran of the Webster Police Department and 19-year-old volunteer firefighter. Two other firefighters and an off-duty
“This is the first time that we have done this for anyone outside of law enforcement.” Srgt. Justin Collins is a spokesman with the Rochester Police and is a founding member of the Badge of Honor Association “It’s the bond and the brotherhood that we need to continue.”
The local nonprofit organization founded by officers with the Rochester Police Department. The organization pays tribute by marking the sight where police officers are killed in the line of duty in
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