UTICA, N.Y. – Members of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office gathered Thursday morning to remember a deputy who died in the line of duty 100 years ago.
Deputy Charles Kammerlohr was shot and killed in Utica on July 8, 1921, while he and another deputy stopped two suspected bootleggers driving a truck on Whitesboro Street near where the Wynn Hospital is under construction.
According to the sheriff’s office, Kammerlohr was met with a barrage of shots when he ran up the truck’s running board, but shot back and seriously injured both suspects before he fell down.
At Thursday’s ceremony, the sheriff’s office unveiled a new memorial marker at Forest Hill Cemetery in honor of Kammerlohr.
Along with members of the sheriff’s office, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri, local police officers and the NYS Department of Environmental Police Pipe and Drum Corps were at the unveiling.