Wyman’s name added to wall in Albany
The name of slain Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt B. Wyman was added to a memorial wall of fallen officers in Albany during an annual Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday.
Back home, Wyman was honored post-humously by the Oneida County Law Enforcement Coalition.
Two local officers were honored at the Coalition’s annual awards ceremony, which was held at the Economic Crime and Justice Studies Building at Utica College. Wyman received the Valor Award following his death in the line of duty on June 7.
Wyman, age 24, was shot and killed by Christian M. Patterson following a six-hour stand-off at Patterson’s residence on Knoxboro Road in Augusta. Wyman was shot during an attempt by the Sheriff’s Office to take Patterson into custody. Patterson was later sentenced to life in prison without parole.
State Trooper Shane Treen was also honored with a Valor Award for disarming Lee-resident James Newbill during another stand-off on June 21.
In Albany, Wyman was among 27 law enforcers whose names were added to the memorial wall. Eight of those honored Tuesday were killed in the line of duty in 2011. The polished black granite memorial now bears the names of 1,324 fallen officers.