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Officer Daryl Pierson

Joint Media Release By The Rochester Police Department, Office of the Chief And The Rochester Police Locust Club, Inc. (9/5/14)

Daryl PiersonAll members of the Rochester Police Department (RPD) are extremely grateful for the outpouring of compassion and support we have received following the tragic murder of RPD Officer Daryl Pierson. Officer Pierson leaves behind a wife, a 4-year-old son, and a 3-month-old daughter. We have received inquiries from many persons on how to send cards, letters, and expressions of sympathy and support. In order to ease the burden on Officer Pierson’s family during this trying time, we are requesting that cards and letters be sent to the following address:

The Family of Officer Daryl Pierson
c/o The Rochester Police Locust Club, Inc.
1425 Lexington Avenue
Rochester, New York 14606

We have also received numerous inquiries from people who would like to make donations to Officer Pierson’s family. In order to ensure that any donations are expeditiously received by Officer Pierson’s family, RPD and the Locust Club recommend the following:

  • Donations may be made payable to the Daryl Pierson Memorial Fund and mailed to the Rochester Police Locust Club, 1425 Lexington Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606
  • Donations may be made at any Citizens Bank/branch in memory of Daryl Pierson.

Arrangements have been made through the Locust Club to ensure that donations to these funds will be expeditiously received by Officer Pierson’s family.

At this time, neither the Rochester Police Department nor the Locust Club has any affiliation with any other fund-raisers or fundraising mechanisms on behalf of Officer Pierson’s family.

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2014 – 2015 SCHOLARSHIP

The four 2014-2015 Locust Club scholarship winners were announced at the Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Several applications were submitted for review by the Scholarship Committee before the four applicants were selected. Each recipient will receive $1,000 each ($500 per semester). The Rochester Police Locust Club Scholarship Committee will pay the award for each semester directly to the scholarship winner for tuition or college-related expenses.

The four scholarship winners are:

  1. Shealyn O’Halloran who will attend Syracuse University
  2. Christian Rivera who will attend the University of Rochester
  3. Victoria Kompanijec who will attend SUNY Geneseo
  4. Andrew Hylton who will attend Monroe Community College

Congratulations to the scholarship winners and thank you to all the students who applied for the scholarship.

Police Memorial Service

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On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 a Police Memorial Service was held at the Rochester Police Locust Club. The ceremony was a tribute to law enforcement officers who have passed on, are sick, injured or have given their life in the line of duty.

The Gates Keystone Pipes and Drums led the procession. A choral group from the School of the Arts performed the National Anthem as well as other songs.

Several speakers praised the efforts and professionalism of law enforcement personnel and thanked all of them for their bravery and dedicated work. Some of those attending were Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, Deputy- Mayor Leonard Redon, Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli and Locust Club President Michael Mazzeo. ARPALER President Joseph Cimino read the names of the seventeen law enforcement officers who have passed away since May 2013.

Representatives from the New York State Troopers and various town police agencies were also part of the ceremony.

Refreshments were served following the ceremony.