A traveling memorial to fallen law enforcement officers of the Southern Tier is on display in Broome County for the next three weeks.

The monument, which was recently in Tioga County includes the name of Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Tarsia who was killed July 4 2002 when he stopped David Sweat and another man in a suspicious vehicle at Grange Hill Park in Kirkwood and was fatally shot.

Sweat later became infamous after he and another inmate escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Northern New York in 2015, launching a massive manhunt.

The other inmate was shot and killed while Sweat was shot and wounded and has since been sent back to New York State Prison.

The traveling memorial honors the lives of officers from seven counties.  The tribute is currently located in the administration lobby of the Broome County Sheriff’s Office at 115 Lieutenant Van Winkle Drive in the Town of Dickinson, at the South Entrance to SUNY Broome Community College.


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