Walter, Sheriff Howard Team Up to Protect Seniors


 Assemblyman Ray Walter and Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard hold Yellow Dot information session and Senior Town Hall meeting.

 Assemblyman Ray Walter (R,C,I-Amherst) joined Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard at the Amherst Senior Center to meet and talk with local residents about a life-saving program called “Yellow Dot.” Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life saving medical attention during that first “golden hour” after a car crash or other emergency. The program, organized by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, is geared toward ensuring senior citizens in particular receive timely medical assistance. An official Yellow Dot placed in the driver’s-side rear window of a vehicle will alert first responders that vital medical information is stored in the glove compartment.

 “This dot could save your life. It’s as simple as that,” said Walter. “I want to thank Sheriff Howard and the New York State Sheriffs’ Association for offering this service to both the seniors in our community and folks all over the state. The importance of programs like this can’t be understated, and while I hope that most families will never have to use them, the Yellow Dots will go a long way in saving lives.”

 If you would like receive your own Yellow Dot, log on to or contact Assemblyman Ray Walter’s office at or call (716) 634-1895.


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