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April 12, 2018 - 2:33am
posted by Howard B. Owens in log cabin, indian falls, news, pembroke, corfu.

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A Sheriff's deputy dispatched to a report of shots fired at the Log Cabin Restaurant at just before 11 p.m. Wednesday shot and killed an armed suspect after the suspect pointed his weapon at the deputy, according to Undersheriff Gregory Walker.

"Officers were responding to the scene (for a report of shots fired) and when they got here they found the suspect in the parking lot," Walker said. "The officers yelled commands to him; when they yelled the commands to him, he turned towards one of our officers and pointed the gun at our officer. Our officer did take the shot and the suspect was killed."

The suspect's weapon was recovered at the scene, Walker said.

Since the shooting involved a Sheriff's deputy, the State Police were asked to lead an independent investigation. Walker said he expects a joint Sheriff's Office and State Police press conference later this morning or early afternoon to discuss the incident in more detail.

At this time, Walker said, investigators do not know why the suspect was firing his gun.

The only person shot was the suspect. He has not yet been identified. Nobody else was injured in the incident.

While details of the incident have not been confirmed yet, it's possible, Walker said, the suspect did fire his weapon both inside and outside the restaurant before law enforcement arrived on scene.

There were customers and staff in the restaurant when the incident started.

The suspect was armed with a handgun, according to Walker, and officers were informed before arriving on scene that there was confirmation of shots being fired at the location.

The name of the deputy involved has not been released.

The Log Cabin Restaurant is located at 1227 Gilmore Road, Indian Falls. At this time, Gilmore Road remains closed between Route 77 and Akron Road.

Neither Walker nor Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster could remember another officer-involved shooting in Genesee County in the past 30, 40, or more years. Brewster said he thinks the last one involved Batavia PD on Oak Street in the 1970s.

(Initial report)

September 17, 2010 - 3:15pm
posted by JIM NIGRO in outdoors, nature, log cabin.

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Limited to working Saturdays, we began the construction of the cabin in late July. First we needed to make inroads through a tangle of dogwood thickets, sumac and wild grape vine until we reached what we felt was a suitable building site. Then we needed to make a clearing. Axes, chain saws, weedeaters and loppers were employed those first few outings. After that it was time to build the foundation, then cut logs - mostly maple but a few red pine - and haul them  to the work area. Most cutting was done within a hundred and fifty yards of the cabin, but when the tractor broke down, carrying them made it seem so much farther. The logs were then notched by hand and chinked with mortar. Above the logs rough cut cherry was used.

The cabin was completed a week ago, situated in the clearing from which the red maples and cottonwoods tower above the dog thicket. Deeper into the property, beyond the thickets, are the mature hardwoods, filled with hickory, oak and more maple. Directly north and east property are massive fields filled with either corn or soy beans and the whitetails who feed on them are here in prolific number. Some of my favorite waterfowling grounds are in close proximity as is the Alabama swamp.

While sitting around the campfire last Friday, I looked up into the night sky. Despite the fire's glow, the stars were incredible. To the north was Cassiopeia, the North star and, directly overhead, a spiral arm of the Milky Way. 

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In a few weeks, a couple of long bows will be hanging from the cabin wall,  quivers filled with arrows, and a lake plain woodlot filled with adventure yet to come. But about ten p.m. last Friday evening I wasn't thinking so much about the upcoming hunting season. Sure, I'm looking forward to glimpsing antlers darting through the thickets, the cry of honkers and ducks on the wing, but  looking at the stars, that signature handiwork high overhead, I couldn't help thinking about what really  matters most - and Who is really in charge.

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