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Wishing everyone a happy and safe 2023!!!
December 23rd started out as any normal workday heading into the holiday weekend for Barnhart Transportation’s veteran driver, Mike Soto. Mike runs a steady cross-border route for us into Ontario, CA. Mike was aware that the weather was going to turn in the afternoon but had no idea what he was in for on his way back to the terminal.
As Mike crossed back from Canada into New York, the snow started to pick up and the roads were becoming treacherous. Taking his time to navigate the conditions, Mike’s normal route of Interstate 90 was shut down to commercial traffic forcing an alternate route on state Route 5. Mike made it through Buffalo to Hamburg, NY before getting stuck on the side of the road. The driver had never experienced conditions like this before. Realizing Mike would not make it home that night, he tried to make a reservation at a hotel down the road, but they were fully booked. He called our owner, Bryan Barnhart, to report the issue. Back at the terminal, Bryan was working to get Mike to safety and tow the truck and trailer off the road when off-duty Buffalo Police Department Officer Augustyn showed up. Eric had just finished his shift and was on his way home to his family. Officer Augustyn knowing what the drivers were up against offered both men a place to stay that night and took Mike and the other motorist home. “We can’t thank Officer Augustyn enough for what he did for our driver, “ said Barnhart, “trucking is tough enough in normal conditions, and then add 30 below wind chill, 70 mph wind gusts, and about 40 inches of snow. This Officer didn’t have to do what he did. He went above and beyond the call of duty and for that we will forever be grateful.”
On Christmas Eve, Bryan Barnhart, drove to the Officer’s house to pick up Mike but there was still no way to get the vehicle out of the snow mound. It was something to be left to the tow trucks and payloaders. Barnhart thanked the officer for going above and beyond to help his driver out. Augustyn wouldn't accept anything but a handshake. Barnhart was able to drop Mike off at his house just in time to celebrate Christmas Eve with his family. Later that day, Augustyn called Barnhart to inform him that the wrecker and payloaders had arrived. Barnhart returned with his Father to bring the equipment home.
Thank you Officer Augustyn for going above the call of duty!
Need to thank Kevin’s Catering and as always Imperial pizza for their efforts to keep first responders going!! Much appreciated!!
Thank you Pat Lalley and Tommy Cowan owners of the Blackthorn and Doc Sullivans, for feeding stranded civilians and the police of A dist !!! Merry Christmas!!
Merry Christmas everyone, cherish each one!!!
What ever your faith, a traditional wake service or burial, cremation or memorial we will work within your budget to provide you with a service that
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for living in this country!!
We honor and thank our Veterans on this day!!!
Exercise your right to vote!!!
Don’t forget who endorsed India Walton… Chuck Schumer, Sean Ryan, Jon Rivera ….
The PBA endorses Shannon Heneghan for NYS Supreme CT. Experience matters!!
On 10/27/22 at approximately 1 AM the Orchard Park Police Department’s 911 center received several calls of shots fired. Callers reported that a known male had fired a handgun at others and was fleeing the scene in a vehicle, still armed. Additional information was received that the male was also in possession of an AR-15 rifle. Orchard Park and Hamburg SWAT were called out to assist. Officers from the Town of West Seneca Police, Town of Hamburg Police, New York State Police and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office assisted in setting up a larger containment perimeter in Orchard Park, unfortunately the subject had gotten out of the area. Erie County Sheriff’s Air One responded to the scene and a search of the area was conducted.
At approximately 3:15 AM Buffalo 911 received reports that the subject had arrived at an address in the City of Buffalo's South Buffalo District. Buffalo Police Officer Parisi was in the area when the call was dispatched. When Officer Parisi pulled onto the street, the subject fled on foot south through the yards. Captain Connolly's quick response in getting all available BPD Units to the area and securing a perimeter, led to BPD K9-Paddy tracking the subject approximately 1 mile away from last seen location. Once K9 Handler Baker and K9 Paddy located the subject he surrendered immediately. The cover officers, BPD Cullen and Hamburg Swat Officer Sullivan, placed the suspect into custody without further incident at approximately 5:00 AM. It was later discovered that the offender had arrived in a stolen vehicle that he had taken from an Orchard Park auto repair shop. The offender, Jeremy Page age 45 of Orchard Park, was returned to the Orchard Park Police Department. He is charged with:
− Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree - C Felony
− Grand Larceny 4th degree - E Felony
− Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree - A Misdemeanor
At a later time, the area of the initial incident was searched by Erie County Sheriff's K9 and located a discarded handgun a short distance from the vehicle the offender initially fled from in Orchard Park.
The offender was arraigned in Orchard Park Town Court and was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center. The Orchard Park Police Detective Bureau is continuing the investigation and the offender will answer the charges at a future date in Orchard Park Town Court.
The Bflo PBA endorses Michael Henry for NYS Attorney General!!
Ed Rath for NYS Senate !!!
Today we remember Officer James Shields who passed away in the line of duty 20 years ago today. May he Rest In Peace.
The PBA endorses the following:
Joe Pinion - US Senate
Lee Zeldin - Gov
Alison Esposito - LT Gov
Tom DiNapoli - NYS Comptroller
Mike Henry - NYS AG
Ed Rath - NYS Senate
Ralph Hernandez - NYS Assembly
William Conrad - NYS Assembly
Shannon Heneghan -State Supreme CT
Mickey Kearns- EC Clerk
Terri Schuta- Bflo School Board
Please consider these pro law enforcement candidates!!!
Erin Murphy Obituary - West Seneca, NY
Celebrate the life of Erin Murphy, leave a kind word or memory and get funeral service information care of .
On this day we remember URT diver LT Craig Lehner, who made the ultimate sacrifice 5 years ago. May he RIP.
Please register to vote. This election is vital for society. We need pro-law enforcement candidates to succeed!
RIP Ret Det/Sgt Tim Mulhern 💙
Condolences to the BFD as well as the entire Hillary family. RIP Mark.
We continue to feel for all those lost on this day 21 years ago. May they Rest In Peace.
Wishing everyone a safe holiday weekend !!
We remember those military service members that made the ultimate sacrifice. We are forever indebted to all of you and your families as well.
Condolences to all the victims, their families and friends. May they somehow heal.
I wonder how awkward Schumer feels when he is with Mayor Brown? He actively tried to get rid of him by endorsing India Walton for Mayor….
Happy Easter everyone!
We anxiously await legislation that will ensure individuals found guilty of possessing illegal fi****ms be put in state prison. Who from our area delegation will introduce it?
RIP PO Patty Parete who died on this day in 2013.
Wishing everyone a happy, safe, very merry Christmas!!!!
Thanks to all the veterans that have served!!!
After a grueling election cycle, just want to congratulate the victors, and thank everyone that considered our endorsed candidates!! Have a safe year!!
Exercise your right to vote tomorrow!! Brown for Mayor, Garcia for Sheriff, Dixon for Comptroller, Gilmour for Legislator, n Lowry for Concord Town Justice. Vote no to proposals 1,3 n 4. Bring back law enforcement!!
Reject socialism! So many have died fighting for our democracy. … Become part of history in writing in Byron Brown for Mayor. Show the country Buffalo is not down with this anti-law n order sentiment! Vote noon til 6 today, 6am til 9pm on Tues! Garcia - Sheriff, Dixon -Comptroller, Gilmour-Legislator-Lowry-Concord town Justice.
The fact that she or anyone else connected to her campaign has the private home mailing addresses of any city employee, much less members of the Police Department, should be a red flag for anyone. So, if she’s an “open book” she should tell the voters how she got that information. file:///var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments/74/04/EA3E1571-CCBE-43BE-868E-A1A5F2649C04/IMG_8767.heic
We demand that the Walton campaign immediately disclose their source of city employee home addresses, which has jeopardized the safety of Buffalo Police Officers by releasing their home addresses. For a campaign that purports to be transparent and a candidate that has called herself “an open book”, India Walton and her campaign have lowered themselves to a level of intimidation and reckless disregard for individuals’ personal safety that is beyond contempt. The Walton campaign owes Buffalo voters an explanation now.
RIP Officer Jimmy Shields. Gave the ultimate sacrifice on this day in 2002.
Don’t forget to vote… PBA endorsed candidates: Mayor Brown, Sheriff Garcia, EC Comptoller Dixon, EC Legislator Gilmour, and Concord Town Justice Lowry. Vote no to proposals 1,3 and 4.
Under Byron Brown if you call the police you will get a professional, trained, armed police officer. God only knows what would show up if India were to win. - Nov 2nd- Fill in the circle and write in Byron Brown ! For the sake of the city and entire region!!
Two DC Police officers have been charged in connection with the death of a man who fled from police and was killed by another driver during the pursuit.
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Recently, the Buffalo Police Explorers were learning about the safety and purpose of vehicle and traffic stops. While outside, three Explorers challenged one of our officers to a sprint. And Officer Connor delivered!
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