Erie County Sheriff's Office

Tom Puckett
March 24, 2020 - 3:20 pm
Second deputy tests positive for coronavirus
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Tom Puckett
March 21, 2020 - 1:24 pm
Sheriff's jail management employee confirmed with coronavirus; 14 others in quarantine
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Erie County Sheriff Office News Conference on Collins shooting
Tom Puckett
February 18, 2020 - 4:15 pm
Update from Erie County Sheriff's office on overnight shooting in Collins.
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WBEN Newsroom
February 13, 2020 - 1:29 pm
Fugitive returning from China being held for observation in light of coronavirus fears.
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Aden Jimerson
Tom Puckett
December 30, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Elma, NY (WBEN) Two brothers are charged with animal cruelty after sheriff's deputies caught up to them in Elma following an incident last week. Deputies say they first got a call on December 26th about two individuals walking down a road in Elma carrying dead chickens. When Deputies arrived in the...
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Corrections Specialist Advisory Board
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
November 21, 2019 - 4:11 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - A long process has finally come to an end, as the Erie County Legislature has officially confirmed the 11 appointees to serve on the Corrections Specialist Advisory Board . The Erie County Legislature has confirmed the 11 appointees to the Specialist Advisory Board, which was...
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Brendan Keany
Tom Puckett
November 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Legislature is expected to vote Thursday to approve body cams for Erie County Sheriff's Deputies. Once final procedures wrap up on the county side, training will soon begin. "Everybody wanted this and the process is coming to an end. While we'll start a new...
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Mike Baggerman
October 31, 2019 - 1:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is ready to enter into an agreement with Axon to bring 209 body cameras to the department. The sheriff’s office told the Erie County Legislature during Thursday’s public safety committee meeting that they will spend $1.6 million on the body...
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Tom Puckett
October 22, 2019 - 2:15 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Sheriff's Office says it has reached “Sustained Substantial Compliance” with the United States Department of Justice (US DOJ) and its oversite committee. In a recent inspection, audit, and proceeding exit conference conducted by the U.S. DOJ’s oversight committee...
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Body camera footage of Nicholas Belsito's arrest by Erie County Sheriff's Deputies Kenneth Achtyl and James Flowers. December 3, 2017
Mike Baggerman
October 02, 2019 - 12:36 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff's Deputy who was convicted of three misdemeanors has resigned from his position. Ken Achtyl resigned as deputy according to a statement from the sheriff's office. He submitted a letter to the sheriff's office. Sheriff Howard discussed employment...
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