Man honored for trying to break up fight

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – City leaders honored a Good Samaritan Thursday who tried to break up a fight in a Buffalo park.

James Legrand, 67, received the mayor’s Civilian Award of Merit at the Buffalo Police Department Awards Ceremony.

Last year, Legrand tried to stop a fight at Shoshone Park, but a group of teenagers proceeded to beat him up.

Nine teenagers pleaded guilty, and four of them received jail time. 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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