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New Memorial for Police Officer Who Died in 1923

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NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Ninety years ago Niagara Falls Police Sgt. John Downs was laid to rest here in St. Mary's Cemetery. He was killed in the line of duty -- shot by a suspect he was chasing.

Today he has no family remaining in the area. That's why his modern-day counterparts in the department decided to take action on his behalf.

His original memorial stone was so worn from the weather you could barely make out the words. His comrades have taken care of that.

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