Public Safety Building

Buffalo Preservation Board

When the new Public Safety Building opens in downtown Buffalo, there will be a colorful concrete sculpture in front, with colors to represent police, fire and the historic use of the Michael J. Dillon Building as a courthouse.

Buffalo History Museum

Nearly a century ago, there was a shootout on an East Side Street leaving a Buffalo special officer and a Ku Klux Klan member dead and two other Klansmen wounded. Today, there is an effort to name Buffalo's new Public Safety Building for slain Officer Edward Obertean.