Sheriff’s office to honor deputy killed in 1925


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Erie County Sheriff’s Office will honor a deputy killed in the line of duty 90 years after his death.

In 1925, Fredrick Kaesser was shot and killed while tracking three robbery suspects. Kaesser’s name is carved into a memorial in Buffalo for fallen deputies.

Former Erie County Sheriff Tom Higgins only recently discovered and researched Kaesser’s story.

On Friday, deputies will wear black bands over their badges in his honor. 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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