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Buffalo shooting victims Salter, Young laid to rest

Aaron Salter
Erie County Sheriff's Department
Aaron Salter

The security guard killed in the Tops supermarket shooting on May 14 was laid to rest Wednesday, as the country grapples with another massacre at a Texas school that killed 19 children and two adults.

The Buffalo Police Department posthumously awarded retired officer Aaron Salter, 55, the BPD's medal of honor and promoted him to lieutenant at his funeral in Getzville. Salter was also posthumously awarded his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications by Canisius College last weekend.

Salter fired multiple times at the gunman at Tops before being shot and killed himself.

Pearl Young
The Young Family via WGRZ-TV
Pearl Young

Services were also held Wednesday for Buffalo shooting victim Pearl Young.

Young, 77, was a great-grandmother who is remembered as a Sunday school teacher at her church, a longtime volunteer in its soup kitchen and a substitute teacher in Buffalo Public Schools.

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