Fallen officer remembered on anniversary of his death

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Saturday marks the eight-year anniversary of the passing of fallen Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson. He was shot while pursuing a suspect on Hudson Avenue near Ernst Street on September 3, 2014. Pierson, a married father of two, died over an hour later at Rochester General Hospital. He was buried a week later at White Haven Memorial Park.

The suspect who shot him, Thomas Johnson III, was convicted of aggravated murder of a police officer. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 55 years to life in prison, for other crimes.

The “Back the Blue Memorial Ride” took place last week to honor Officer Pierson.