Daniel Derenda

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown (podium) with Retired BPD Commissioner Daniel Derend (left) and interim Commissioner Byron Lockwood (right) a from May 2017 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 17, 2018 - 1:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following the surprise overnight announcement that Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda had retired , Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown denied influencing Derenda's decision. "I had no plans to ask him to step aside," the mayor told reporters on Wednesday. "He has served the...
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Daniel Derenda
NYS Public Safety
Richard Root
January 17, 2018 - 2:49 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda has retired. That announcement was made overnight by Mayor Byron Brown's office. The retirement was effective at midnight. The only reason given for the sudden announcement was that Derenda plans to pursue an opportunity in the private...
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Tom Puckett
October 25, 2017 - 2:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Thousands of police, law enforcement, military and first responders filled Key Bank Center Wednesday for the funeral of Officer Craig Lehner. Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda says Wednesday was a day to remember how Lehner lived. "Full of love for his family, friends,...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 06, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The final City of Buffalo Mayoral Debate is Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The debate will feature the incumbent mayor, Byron Brown, and his opponents, Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant, and City of Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder. All three of the candidates previously...
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Tom Puckett
August 29, 2017 - 11:42 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo Police officer finds himself on the wrong side of the law, accused of attacking a suspect in custody. Erie County DA John Flynn and Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda say 31-year-old Officer Joseph Hassett attacked a person in his custody at Buffalo Police. He's...
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July 01, 2017 - 5:10 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the hustle and bustle of Independence Day weekend events happening at Canalside in the backdrop, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda and others gathered in front of the new Buffalo Police substation at the corner of Marine Drive and Hanover...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 08, 2017 - 2:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Officials provided an update on the condition of a Buffalo police officer who was shot in the line of duty on Sunday in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo. After undergoing surgery on Sunday night, Officer Joseph Acquino, 31, is now listed in fair condition. "We were able...
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