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Sixth annual Policeman's Ball honors fallen firefighters

Posted at: 05/04/2013 10:52 PM
Updated at: 05/04/2013 11:26 PM

Some very special heroes were remembered Saturday night at the 6th annual Policeman's Ball.   

The event was held at the Riverside Convention Center.

A display honored the memories of West Webster firefighters Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka and New York State trooper Amanda Anna, all of whom were killed in the line of duty.

The event is organized by the Badge of Honor Association (BOHA), which covers 23 counties in New York.

The event was open to all first responders and their families and friends, as well as community supporters of law enforcement.

"We've gotten a ton of support from the community as far as donations and people wanting to help our organization. We have a lot more volunteers now and I think the biggest change we've seen is we see officers from throughout the region,” said Rochester Police Sergeant Justin Collins.

Police officers involved in critical incidents in 2012 from Rochester, Buffalo, Ithaca and Fairport, were also honored Saturday night.