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Family members hold annual softball tournament in honor of New Hartford officer Joseph Corr

Friends, family, and public service officials throughout the Mohawk Valley took time out Saturday to remember New Hartford police Officer Joseph Corr.

Posted: Jul 14, 2018 6:22 PM
Updated: Jul 24, 2018 8:51 AM

WASHINGTON MILLS -- Friends, family, and public service officials throughout the Mohawk Valley took time out Saturday to remember New Hartford police Officer Joseph Corr.

Officer Corr was shot and killed in 2006 while on duty.

Various different public servants came out to participate in an annual baseball tournament in honor of Corr, including the New hartford Police Department, State Troopers, and the Utica Fire Department.

The softball game was held at the Washington Mills Athletic Park.

Saturday marked the 13th year of the Joseph Corr annual softball game.

The softball game is held every year on Corr's birthday as a way to continue his legacy.

It's an 11-team tournament that's all in good fun, but there is a trophy prize for the champion team.

The money raised for the tournament is donated as scholarships for high school students going in to public service.

Corr's sister, Kelly Coor-Cooper says coming together in his honor is essential.

"I think it's important for us to remember, not just Joe as a police officer but Joe as a person, and it's important for us to celebrate his life," Corr-Cooper said.

Officer Corr was shot and killed following a vehicle pursuit of two men leaving the scene after robbing a jewelry store.

Corr served with the New Hartford Police Department for six years.

A golf tournment will also be held at the Yahnundasis Golf Club on Monday to raise money in Corr's name.

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