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Legislator Burke Recognizes Officer Pat McDonald as the Erie County Citizen of the Month


This month it was my pleasure to recognize City of Buffalo Police Officer Patrick McDonald as the Citizen of the Month for July. Officer McDonald’s service has been recognized and praised by the public due to his handling of a noise complaint of loud music being played in the City of Buffalo. When he arrived, Officer McDonald effectively diffused the situation and then did something unexpected: he embraced calls to play football with a group of kids outside, joining them in an act of unity and solidarity with the residents he’s tasked with protecting. In a time where tensions between the police and community are high, it is important that people like Officer McDonald continue to show that the police can be a unifying force in the community they serve.