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A-District police station being renamed to honor former chief

The Buffalo Police Department's A-District station house will be renamed Sunday in honor of the late Chief Thomas J. Moran, who headed the unit for five years before his death in 2018.

Mayor Byron W. Brown and Police Commissioner Byron C. Lockwood will be joined by other elected officials during a dedication and plaque unveiling ceremony at the South Park Avenue police station.

Moran joined the Buffalo Police Department in 1994, and spent most of his early career at precincts on the city's East Side. He was named A-District chief shortly after being promoted to lieutenant in 2012. Moran also served on the department's Underwater Recovery Unit for seven years, and was commander of the unit when appointed A-District chief.

Moran died March 1, 2018, in Cleveland Clinic after a short illness. He was 49 years old.

“He was a great leader, who saw the good in everyone he met," Chief of Detectives Dennis Richards said after Moran's death.

 

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