Dunkirk Police Officers attended with the Hazelton family, the official opening of the “Hazelton Dog Park,” named after Dunkirk K-9 Officer Matthew Hazelton who passed away recently.
“I am very pleased that the City of Dunkirk has dedicated the new Dog Park in memory of Officer Matthew Hazelton. Officer Hazelton was a dedicated Police Officer and K-9 handler. He was a very well-respected Police Officer who served the citizens of our community with Dedication, Integrity, Honor and Respect. Matthew will always be in our hearts and never be forgotten and the dedication of the Dog Park in his name will be a permanent memorial to the service he gave to our community,” said Chief David Ortolano.
“The dog park has been an amazing addition to the community. We are so appreciative and grateful that the city chose to name the park in memory of Matt and Nico. They are forever in our hearts and this was an incredibly special way to honor them both,” said Jennifer Hazelton.