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LEWISTON – Police agencies from Western New York and Southern Ontario will honor the memories of law enforcement personnel who gave their lives in the line of duty during the 16th annual Niagara County Police Appreciation Day Interfaith Memorial Service, beginning at 7 p.m. May 16 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St.

The guest speaker for this year’s service will be Niagara Falls Police Superintendent E. Bryan DalPorto.

The host pastor will be the Rev. James Massie.

The event is open to the public.

DalPorto is a 15-year veteran of the Niagara Falls Police Department whose work has included service as a patrol officer and supervisor for the Roving Anti-Crime Unit and narcotics detective. He also has received numerous military awards for his service with the 107th Airlift Wing of the Air National Guard, including honors for his service in the Iraq War. He is the commander of the 107th’s Force Support Squadron.

The service is held during National Peace Week, a time to pay special recognition to law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.