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This section is dedicated to those individuals that gave the ultimate sacrifice:

Ptlm. George Nelson

End of Watch: October 17, 1920

Patrolman Nelson was shot and killed when he interrupted the burglary of a warehouse at the intersection of Second Street and Eagle Street. The suspects were never located.

Lt. J. Harry Knollman

End of Watch: February 6, 1932

Lt. Knollman succumbed to injuries when he struck his head while investigating a burglary in a residential cellar.

Lt. Mark M. Elfman

End of Watch: October 1, 1961

Lt. Elfman was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance. As Lt. Elfman approached the front door the suspect opened the door and fired a shotgun, fatally wounding him. The suspect was convicted of murder and later died of cancer in prison.


Officer Matthew Hazelton and K9 Nico

K9 Officer Matthew Hazelton

Officer Hazelton passed away after a lengthy illness on August 6th, 2017. He was a 14 plus year member of the Dunkirk Police Department.
He was laid to rest following a full law enforcement funeral with several agencies from around the state attending.