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Edward “Scrappy” Mulville

It is with the deepest sympathy that the Dunkirk Police Department announces the death of retired Chief of Police Edward “Scrappy” Mulville on 92609. Chief Mulville was the Chief of the Dunkirk Police Department from 1970 until his retirement in 1986. He was a 34 year veteran of the Dunkirk Police Department.

Andrew J. Balzer Jr.

It is with the deepest sympathy and regret that the Dunkirk Police Department announces the death of former Chief of Police Andrew J. Balzer Jr. Chief Balzer passed away on 102909 at the age of 77. Chief Balzer was hired by the Dunkirk Police Department in 1956 and served in various capacities. He was promoted to Chief of Police in 1986 and served in that capacity until his retirement in January of 1993.

Edward J. Zentz

Edward J. Zentz, 83, of Dunkirk, N.Y., died September 27, 2010 at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a 21 year member of the Dunkirk Police Department retiring in 1972. He also served as a past President of the Dunkirk Police Benevolent Association. 

Charles A. Graves

Charles A. Graves, 94, of Dunkirk, stopped breathing and paying taxes Monday (Oct. 18, 2010) after a brief illness. Charles served in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant in the 43rd Cavalry Recon Troop, fighting in the Pacific Theater, earning an American Defense Service Medal, an Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Star. Upon his honorable discharge as a decorated war veteran in 1945, he re-turned home to Dunkirk, joining the Dunkirk Police Department on August 13, 1945 as a patrolman, retiring in 1978. In 1970, Charles was named Policeman of the Year. 

Donald E. Reardon

Donald E. Reardon, age 88, of Venice, FL, died on October 29, 2010. He was born on July 27, 1922 in Dunkirk, NY, and had resided in Venice for 30 years. He was a police officer in Dunkirk for 33 years. 

Leroy F. Fox

Leroy served on the Dunkirk Police Force from June 2, 1968 until July 4, 1988 as a patrolman and was dis-tinguished as an expert marksman. He retired from the DPD as a desk sergeant. Lee went on the Fredonia Police Department and continued to serve his community as a dispatcher from Oct. 17, 1990 until Jan. 1, 1998.

Gordon R. Vetter

Gordon R. Vetter, 89, of Bennett Road, Dunkirk, NY, died Saturday (April 14, 2012) at Brooks Memorial Hospital. A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Mr. Vetter was a retired Police Officer for the City of Dunkirk Police Department. At the time of his retirement, he served as the Desk Sergeant. 

Paul W. Raynor

Paul W. Raynor, 78, of Dunkirk died Saturday morning (June 8, 2013) at home surrounded by his loving family. He had been employed as a police officer for the city of Dunkirk, retiring in 1987. 

Thomas E. Katta

Retired Police Lieutenant Thomas E. Katta, 65, of Dunkirk ended a brave fight with cancer Sunday evening (June 1, 2014) with his family at his side.

A graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1966, Mr. Katta served in the U.S. Army as a policeman and detective in Italy until 1971. He joined the Dunkirk Police Department in 1973, retiring in 2008 after 35 years of service. 

Richard A. Kalfas Sr.

Richard A. “Dick” Kalfas Sr., 84, of Dunkirk died Sunday morning (July 27, 2014) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.

Leonard Drozdziel

Leonard Anthony Drozdziel, 87, of Dunkirk died September 20, 2014 at Buffalo General Hospital. Leonard was a man dedicated to family, community, and work. After serving in the United States Army during WWII as a military policeman, he joined the Dunkirk City Police Department, retiring in 1982 as a police lieutenant. Leonard, known for his goodness and fairness, was a “good guy cop” willing to give someone the benefit of the doubt and a second chance.

Anthony J. Dubiel

Anthony J. Dubiel, age 73, of Fredonia, NY passed away on March 6, 2015 at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness with loved ones at his side.

Tony joined the Dunkirk Police Department in September 1969 and retired in June 1990 with the rank of Detective Lieutenant.

Roy J. Marvin

Roy James Marvin, 70, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY following a lengthy illness.

A 27 year Veteran of the Dunkirk City Police Department, Mr. Marvin faithfully dedicated his life to the safety and wellness of his community.

His complete obituary can be found here: Roy J Marvin

Frank T. Rozen

Frank T. Rozen, age 69, of Dunkirk, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Rozen was a police desk sergeant with the Dunkirk Police Department, retiring in February of 2002.

His complete obituary can be found here: Frank T. Rozen

Richard A. Westling Sr.

Richard A. Westling, Sr. (age 84) of Dunkirk, New York, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Home following an unexpected and brief illness with his wife, Vicki, by his side.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War Veteran. In 1959 he joined the City of Dunkirk Police Department where he remained until his retirement in 1979.

His complete obituary can be found here: Richard A. Westling Sr.

Walter Sliwinski

His complete obituary can be found here: Walter Sliwinski

James P. Heiderman

His complete obituary can be found here: James P. Heiderman

James Brill

James Brill, age 80, of Dunkirk, died peacefully Thursday, January 23, 2020 at home surrounded by family and friends.

Jim was able to fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer when he joined the Dunkirk Police Department in 1967. He retired in 1989 after 22 years of service. He served as the Field Training Officer (FTO) and trained numerous fellow officers and expanded on the academy training while showing them the “way of the streets”. He was a man of few words and will be remembered for his saying of “keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth shut.”

His complete obituary can be found here: James Brill

Jeffrey S. Ganey

Jeffrey S. Ganey “Hoopy,” 44, of Dunkirk ended a courageous battle with a congenital heart defect early Monday morning (June 27, 2022) at the Cleveland Clinic with his girlfriend, Jeanette at his side.

He was born in Dunkirk on Sept. 22, 1977, son of Thomas Ganey and Marie (Kulpa) Ganey.

A graduate of Dunkirk High School, class of 1996. Jeff was a life member of the East Dunkirk Fire Department, having 26 years of service there.

He served as chief of the department in 2009. Jeff joined the City of Dunkirk in 2004, and worked for 18 years as a 911 dispatcher. He truly enjoyed his job and had much respect for the officers he worked with. Jeff continued to dispatch until he was no longer able to do so because of his health. Full obit here: Jeffrey Ganey

Frank J. Levandoski Jr

Frank J. Levandoski Jr., 82, of Dunkirk, passed away Saturday evening, March 2, 2024 at Buffalo General Hospital with his loving family at his side.

He was born December 18, 1941, in Dunkirk, son of the late Frank J. and Victoria M. (Balzer) Levandoski Sr.

Frank started his career working at Westfield Police Department in 1963 and transferred to Dunkirk Police Department in 1967, he was appointed Lieutenant in 1975, he furthered his education and career by attending the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA from 1978 to his graduation in 1980 from the FBI National Academy. Frank was acting Chief of Police during 1993 and attained the rank of Captain in 1997 until his retirement in 2001. Full Obit here: Frank J. Levandoski Jr