BUFFALO, NY - MAY 25: Members of The Patriot Guard Riders stand at attention as the casket of Aaron Salter Jr. exists The Chapel at Crosspoint on May 25, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. Salter was the security guard and former police officer who was killed by suspect Payton Gendron during the mass shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo. (Photo by Joshua Thermidor/Getty Images)

GETZVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The retired police officer killed in the Buffalo supermarket shooting has been posthumously awarded the city police department’s medal of honor and promoted to lieutenant. The honors were announced Wednesday as Aaron Salter and another shooting victim, Pearl Young, were laid to rest and as the country processes a newer massacre at a Texas school. Salter was working security and fired multiple times at the gunman who attacked the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo. The 77-year-old Young is being remembered as a great-grandmother, Sunday school teacher at her church, a longtime volunteer in its soup kitchen, and a substitute teacher in Buffalo Public Schools.