Monday, September 8, 2014

Week Ahead: Calling hours, funeral service announced for Officer Pierson

Posted By on Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 9:36 AM

click to enlarge Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson. - PROVIDED PHOTO
  • Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson.
Calling hours for Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, September 8, and Tuesday, September 9, at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Lane, Greece.

Pierson, 32, was shot and killed last week while pursuing a suspect. The man accused in his shooting is parolee Thomas Johnson III, who was also shot during the pursuit. Johnson is recovering at Strong Memorial Hospital. He faces a charge of aggravated murder, a charge of aggravated attempted murder, three counts of first-degree assault, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Pierson, who was with the force for eight years, leaves behind a wife and two young children. His funeral service is at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10, at the Blue Cross Arena. 

The United Christian Leadership Ministry and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will hold a joint press conference this morning on the killing of Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson.

A press release says that the groups will call for an end to violence and lawlessness in the Rochester community.
The press conference is at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 8, at Faith Temple Apostolic Church, 144 Arnett Boulevard. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

The Rochester City School District will present “Start Strong” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 13. The event will offer informational workshops for parents and guardians to help their children begin the school year with a strategy for success and achievement.

There will also be games, activities, and food for children and the entire family. The event will be held at the Franklin campus at 950 Norton Street. BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO 

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