The Greenwood Lake community came together on Sat., Dec. 2 to support the 16th annual blood drive in memory of Trooper Eric Nicholson, hosted by the Greenwood Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Eric grew up in Greenwood Lake and was killed in the line of duty in South Carolina on Dec. 6, 2000. For the last 16 years, Eric’s mother, Anne, has organized a blood drive in memory of Eric. Eric gave blood one hour before he was tragically taken from his family and friends. He was a wonderful Laker, a friend to all and is deeply missed. Pictured (seated) is his mother, Anne Nicholson and (standing, from left): Edwina Sayer, Bob Ackerson, Anne Nicholson, John Langan, and Eileen Diffley, all members of the G.L. Ambulance Corp.