June 29, 2014
Updated Jun 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM EDT
BLASDELL, N.Y. (WKBW) - Today marks one year since Toys 'R' Us Manager, Larry Wells, was murdered in the Hamburg store.
Family and friends came together to send balloons into the air in his memory.
A local children's author, Matt Chandler, wrote a book called "Balloons From Heaven" about the Wells family. It was on sale at the event today.
More than $5,000 was raised for the Wells family.
Learn more about the book by clicking the video.
If you would like to purchase the book, you could do so here: