Post Office Named for Fallen Firefighter

BERGEN, N.Y. - There was a special dedication this weekend for a Western New York firefighter who died in the line of duty.

Family, friends, and fellow firefighters gathered as a special plaque was unveiled to rename the Bergen post office in honor of Barry Miller.  He was a volunteer EMT and firefighter for 31 years.

Miller was killed in a crash in September 2015 while he was responding to an emergency call.

The president of the Bergen Fire Department says the honor is a way to ensure people never forget Miller and his service to the community.

"Over time, as the community changes, as new people move in, they're not really going to remember who Barry Miller was, know who he was.  His name will forever be on the wall of the post office. As people look at it, they can inquire with the people that live here, who was Barry Miller? The stories and the memories will hopefully remain here forever," said fire department president Eric Wies.


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