Bishop Salvatore R. Matano celebrated a Mass in remembrance of slain Rochester Police Department Officer Daryl Pierson Sept. 5 at Brighton’s Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Officer Pierson was fatally shot while pursuing a suspect Sept. 3. “Officer Pierson indeed made the greatest sacrifice — his very life — for the freedom we enjoy to walk about our city in peace, free from danger and criminality,” Bishop Matano said. “I pray that our loving Father will bring comfort to Mrs. Pierson, to the children and all of Officer Pierson’s family.”
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