Members of the law enforcement community came together at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica to unveil a new memorial to honor Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Kammerlohr who was shot and killed in the City of Utica one hundred years ago today on July 8th, 1921. Deputy Kammerlohr was killed when he and another deputy stopped a truck occupied by two men suspected of hauling bootleg liquor on Whitesboro Street in front of a home in the vicinity of where the arterial and the new hospital is being built today.
As he stepped on the running board of the truck he was met with a fusillade of shots. Before falling he returned fire seriously wounding both suspects.
At today’s ceremony, a new memorial marker was unveiled by Mr. Dave Corr commemorating the 100th anniversary of Deputy Kammerlohr’s in the line of duty death. The memorial was paid for by the Joseph Corr Foundation.
In attendance at today’s ceremony were members of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, the NYS Department of Environmental Police Pipe & Drum Corps, the Utica Police, the Rome Police, the New Hartford Police, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri, and representatives from Congresswoman Tenney’s Office & Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s Office.
We were also honored to have the families of fallen Officer Joseph Corr, Deputy Kurt Wyman, and Patrolman Kevin Crossley present at today’s ceremony.