CHEEKTOWAGA – Officer Timothy Sherer retired from the Cheektowaga Police Department Wednesday afternoon after serving the community for nearly 28-years.
Mr. Sherer started his career in August 1990 according to a police radio transmission Wednesday.
He was assigned to the department’s Traffic Unit in 1996 and amassed over 1,200 DWI arrests during his career. This accomplishment was recognized by the county’s STOP-DWI program last month when he was honored with the Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Memorial Award.
He was assigned to the Motorcycle Unit in 2006 and participated in many community events, Presidential motorcades, and traveled to Washington, D.C. in 2017 for National Police Week.
The department honored him with several Special Unit Awards and Distinguished Conduct Medals for his service.
On April 26, 2003, he helped to apprehend a fleeing suspect from a deadly home invasion on Lovejoy Street.
On May 6, 2005, he pursued armed robbery suspects after they held up a French Road convenient store. He chased the suspects on to the New York State Thruway and eventually brought the three suspects under arrest.
On October 14, 2007, his vehicle pursuit led to the arrest of two suspects who just robbed a Genesee Street Coffee shop.
He was also recognized for his work at the shooting scene in Town Park on May 31, 2011.
“Tim, you’ll never know how much we will miss you and all the banter,” said a police dispatcher. “They’ll be no one abstaining from votes at the union meetings, and finally Eric and Mike will be able to remove the Duck Tape from the center console in car 43. We only hope the Duck Tape company will survive.”