Big Flats To Honor Trooper Sperr

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The Town of Big Flats will come together and dedicate March 1 to remember New York State Trooper Andrew Sperr.

On March 1, 2006, Trooper Sperr lost his life keeping the town of Big Flats safe from two armed bank robbers who were later detained.

March 1, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of Sperr’s passing.

Currently, Sperr’s heroic actions and tragic death are recognized through a community park built on the site where he lost his life.

Big Flats Town Supervisor, Ed Fairbrother said marking March 1 will be a special way for the community to never forget his sacrifice.

“It will designate that every March 1 will be known as memorial to Trooper Sperr this will be done by resolution and there will be assigned proclamation given to his parents and his family,” said Fairbrother.

The Big Flats Town Board will assign the proclamation on Wednesday February 24 at their seven o’clock meeting.

Additionally, The Sperr Memorial Park Committee will hold a public memorial ceremony March 1 in Sperr’s honor.

The service will begin at noon at the park monument on Lowe Road, off Exit 50 of Interstate 86. The public is invited to attend. The ceremony will be followed by a private reception at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center.

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