LOCKPORT, NY - For two Lockport natives, it's been quite a struggle to get their fallen heroes and loved ones honored.
On Wednesday, Lockport City Council finally agreed to look at the idea of creating a memorial for all of those who have served and fallen to protect our freedom and are from the City of Lockport.
"I feel great about it, this whole thing started by trying to honor Patty," said Joe DiPasquale, who's been fighting for the recognition of Buffalo police officer Patty Parete. They were classmates together at Lockport High in the 1980s.
Parete died in February from her injuries she suffered seven years ago, when she was shot and paralyzed after responding to a robbery.
Recently, Lockport City Council denied naming a park in her name saying it wanted to honor other people who have served as well.