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Officer Colon Laid to Rest

Officer Jose Colon

Benefit for the Family

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2009
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Rd, Buffalo, NY 14216


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BPD Mourn the Loss of Veteran Officer

The Buffalo Police Department is mourning the loss of veteran Police Officer Jose A. Colon.

Hundreds turned out Wednesday morning, July 29th,  to pay their final respects at St.Louis Roman Catholic Church at Main St. and Edwards St. Following the funeral, Officer Colon was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Police agencies from all over Western New York, including Rochester, attended the funeral.

Officer Colon was involved in a two vehicle accident Friday morning, July 24th, at about 4am on the I-190 Southbound.

Officer Colon past away at about 1pm Friday afternoon in the Erie County Medical Center after his SUV was apparently rear-ended by an alleged drunken driver, according to State Police.

A 12 year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department, Officer Colon was apparently heading home from work when the accident occurred.

State Police have charged the driver of the other vehicle, Raymond Edward Jamison Jr., of Boston, N.Y., with DWI and Vehicular Manslaughter.

The 39 year old Colon was a highly respected member of the Buffalo Police Department. Officer Colon had most recently been assigned to the department's Mobile Response Unit, a unit that targets Gangs, Guns and Drugs in the City.

Police Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson praised Officer Colon's work, calling him extremely "active."

The Department has ordered all flags at police buildings to be lowered to half staff in honor of Officer Colon. The flags are to remain at half staff until sunset, Wednesday evening, July 29th.