Buffalo supermarket shooting: Retired officer Aaron Salter Jr. honored at funeral
10 dead in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket, gunman in custody (NCD) The retired police officer killed in the Buffalo supermarket shooting has been posthumously awarded the city police department's medal of honor and promoted to lieutenant. >> RELATED STORY: Buffalo supermarket shooting: Who was Aaron Salter Jr. #RIP Retired Buffalo PD Officer #AaronSalter who lost his life while heroically saving others today during a deadly mass shooting at Tops on Jefferson Ave.
At Wednesday’s service in Getzville, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia commended Salter, who had worked for the department for more than three decades, for confronting the shooter and firing at him multiple times, according to The Buffalo News. >> RELATED STORY: Buffalo supermarket mass shooting: Victims list released by Buffalo PD “Aaron bravely fought evil that day,” Gramaglia said of Salter, who was awarded the department’s Medal of Honor and posthumously promoted to lieutenant at the funeral. Hundreds are entering The Chapel in Getzville for the funeral service for retired Buffalo Police officer Aaron Salter Jr.
Buffalo police officers also launched a $2,500 scholarship named for Salter and benefiting a student at his alma mater, Hutchinson Technical High School, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. Photos: Biden visits Buffalo after deadly supermarket shooting President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit the scene of a shooting at a supermarket to pay respects and speak to families of the victims of Saturday's shooting in Buffalo, N. Gunman opens fire in Buffalo supermarket People hug outside the scene after a shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.
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