May 9, 2011
Local police and firefighters gathered in downtown Youngstown to honor officers killed in the line of duty. They are, from left, Youngstown Police Officer Sam Mosca; Christopher Weaver, Youngstown Professional Firefighters union; Sgt. T.J. Assion, Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department and president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 141; and Sgt. Salvatore Pascarella from the sheriff’s department. Monday’s event was part of National Police Memorial Week, but the gathering also focused attention on the new Ohio law that limits collective-bargaining rights of public employees like police officers and firefighters.