Buffalo Crossing Guard Celebrates 60 Years of Service

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM EDT

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Buffalo Crossing Guard Celebrates 60 Years of Service

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) One of the first school crossing guards in the City of Buffalo was honored by Mayor Byron Brown Tuesday for 60 years of service.

Mayor Brown and the Buffalo Crossing Guards Association named September 25, 2012 "Jane L. Erwin Day in the City of Buffalo" to recognize Ervin's dedication.

Jane Ervin was one of the first people to join the School Crossing Guards in Buffalo when the organization was created in 1952. Since then, Ervin has dedicated 60 years of her life to the safety of Buffalo's students, switching intersections just three times.

Ervin started her career on Upper Terrace Street, helping students get to School 2 until it closed. She was then moved to East Utica Street and Masten Avenue, where she spent 48 years of her career. She now works at High Street and Pershing Avenue.

Along with her commitment to Buffalo's youngest citizens, Ervin worked as a voting inspector for the Board of Elections for more than 35 years.