NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y . — It was a night of honor, patriotism and sadness as Niagara County police agencies honored their fallen comrades Tuesday during an annual Interfaith Memorial Service in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.
The service, hosted by the Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy, featured nearly 40 members of the Interagency Color Guard in dress uniform, standing at attention. Outside, the strains of taps wafted through the open window after a 21-gun salute.
Salvadore "Sam" Incardona, who led the Pledge of Allegiance, lost his son, Niagara County Sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey Incardona, in July 1993 when the deputy was involved in an accident while rushing to the side of a fellow officer who had been shot.