5-14-12: Courtesy of YNN. They risked their lives to protect others, and Monday, local law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty were honored during a memorial service in Buffalo. YNN’s Kaitlyn Lionti has more on the ceremony and the effort to make sure their sacrifice is never forgotten. BUFFALO, NY — Some died more than a century ago. “Patrolman Louis Wanner, 1896.” One just last year. “Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, 2011” Law enforcement officers from all over Western New York were remembered Monday at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo. Each was killed in the line of duty while serving the community. “It never seems like what we can do today will truly ever honor what they did on our behalf,” said Mark Poloncarz, (D), Erie County Executive. The annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service also honors those they left behind. “Although this memorial service is only one day a year, please know this: we remember our fallen brothers and sisters, we remember them as colleagues and friends; we remember you as part of their family, and as part of our law enforcement family,” said Daniel Derenda, Buffalo Police Commissioner. Descendents of Buffalo Police Patrolman Herman Radel, who was killed in 1919, came to pay tribute to their grandfather. “We’re here to honor him, to honor our parents who have passed away, and to set an example to our children so they will remember in the future,” said Richard Radel. As the officers are recognized locally, a fallen State Trooper

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