County to honor fallen police officers in neighboring county

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Cortland County has acknowledged the loss of two police officers in a shootout on Sunday night in Syracuse.

According to a release, to respect and mourn the fallen Syracuse police officer and an Onondaga County sheriff’s deputy, Cortland County legislative chair Kevin Fitch announced the lowering of all flags at half-mast.

Noted in the release, “The recent events serve as a stark reminder of the risks faced by those who serve and protect our communities daily. The sacrifice made by these officers highlights the dedication and valor exhibited by law enforcement personnel across our nation.”

Flags throughout Cortland County will remain half-mast as a “poignant tribute” to the fallen police officers, the release noted. Fitch and the county are urging the community to “join in honoring the memory of these officers and expressing support for their loved ones during this difficult time.”

“The bravery and dedication exhibited by these officers epitomize the spirit of service and sacrifice that defines our law enforcement community,” Fitch said. “Let us stand united in honoring the legacy of these officers and expressing our deepest gratitude to all who serve in law enforcement.”