Memorial to fallen firefighter is stolen

BETHANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – A thief has stolen a memorial to a fallen firefighter in Genesee County.

The memorial was placed at a fire station in Bethany in honor of 75-year-old Louis Gayton, who died unexpectedly earlier this month after 50 years of service. It included his jacket, boots and hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office at 585-345-3000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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