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.
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.