Cheektowaga police honored after Dollar General shooting

Posted at 8:39 AM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 08:39:50-05

The Cheektowaga police officers, credited with tackling a man suspected of opening fire at the Dollar General on Union Road, are being honored.

Officers arrested Travis Green without using their guns.  They were given plaques by leaders in the Town of Cheektowaga for their dedication to safety during the active shooter situation. 

“The first half hour was just total chaos,” said Cheektowaga Police Lieutenant Anthony Filipski. 


That's the only way Officer Dominic Schwartz, and Lieutenant Filipski can describe Tuesday’s shooting outside the Dollar General. 

They should know. 

They are being credited with taking suspect, Travis Green into custody moments after he allegedly fired some 20 rounds at the store. “You take this job to be the hero and that's what you want to do is save the day,” Schwartz said. “You make a determination in a split second how to stop it,” explained Filipski.