Saturday marked the 15th anniversary of when New Hartford Police officer Joseph Corr was shot and killed while pursuing a man who just robbed a jewelry store.
On Saturday, friends and family gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes Church for a memorial mass. Members of Officer Corr's family and New Hartford police chief Mike Inserra were some of whom attended the mass. The family spoke at the service and asked that their son be remembered as someone who answered the call of duty.
"He was a good good man who did his job and put a lot of effort into protecting this community, a community he loved.
It's so important that we never forget the sacrifices that they make, that my son made, and that so many of the police officers and first responders make every day," said Officer Corr's father, Dave Corr.
Corr was 30 years old when he died and left behind a wife and young daughter.