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Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on the passing of Sheriff Tom Higgins


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement following the death of Sheriff Tom Higgins:

"Sheriff Tom Higgins was a dear friend of mine and of this community.  He leaves behind an exceptional legacy of service as the most accomplished law enforcement leader of his generation.  Sheriff Higgins was a community protector and an American patriot.  He served with honor in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and came home to begin a more than 40-year distinguished career in law enforcement, first in the Buffalo Police Department and then in the Erie County Sheriff's Department.  In retirement he continued his involvement in neighborhood activities, was a great family man and remained a strong voice for veterans. We will miss his grand presence and big smile but are forever grateful to have had Sheriff Higgins as a leader and friend to Western New York."

Congressman Higgins recently led an effort to rename the new Bailey Avenue bridges in honor of Sheriff Higgins.  For more background on Sheriff Thomas F. Higgins visit: https://higgins.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/local-leaders-initiate-effort-to-name-bailey-bridges-park-in-honor-of 

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