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Moment of silence to honor victims of Buffalo shooting


Fri, May 20th 2022 04:50 pm

Community encouraged to share their thoughts and support using #BuffaloStandsTogether to honor the victims of this tragedy

Tops Markets announced the following:

To honor the lives of those killed, we are encouraging people to join our Tops stores in a collective moment of tribute and reflection this Saturday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m., seven days after this tragic shooting.

“The impact of this tragedy stretches across our community and nation. We stand together as we remember them and pray that their families may find the strength needed to heal and move forward,” stated John Persons, president of Tops Friendly Markets.

He added, “Everyone involved deserves our thanks and our prayers. To our Tops associates who did everything in their power to selflessly protect each other and our customers. To law enforcement and our first responders, we thank you for your service and bravery. To the strength of our community leaders during this incredibly difficult time. And to our neighbors and so many others that have rallied together to provide respite and support of almost every kind imaginable.”

Please join us in honoring those who were killed and the three who were injured.


√ Roberta A. Drury, 32, of Buffalo

√ Margus D. Morrison, 52, of Buffalo

√ Andre Mackneil, 53, of Auburn

√ Aaron Salter, 55, of Lockport

√ Geraldine Talley, 62, of Buffalo

√ Celestine Chaney, 65, of Buffalo

√ Heyward Patterson, 67, of Buffalo

√ Katherine Massey, 72, of Buffalo

√ Pearl Young, 77, of Buffalo

√ Ruth Whitfield, 86, of Buffalo


√ Zaire Goodman, 20, of Buffalo

√ Jennifer Warrington, 50, of Tonawanda

√ Christopher Braden, 55, of Lackawanna

For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.

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