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Help Tempe honor its fallen public safety heroes with a memorial

Tempe Police and Fire to be at Healing Field tomorrow until noon

Post Date:09/10/2014 6:00 AM

CONTACT: 
Kris Baxter-Ging
City of Tempe Public Information Officer 
480 858-2059

The City of Tempe wants to honor those who have died protecting our community with a new Tempe Public Safety Memorial near the main entrance of Tempe Beach Park. 

PDFDMemorialLogo 300 webDonations are being collected now to fund the design and construction of this memorial. Those who wish to give may contribute at www.tempe.gov/publicsafetymemorial. Donations of every amount are appreciated.  

The memorial would honor the Tempe firefighters, police officers and canine officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Not only would this memorial serve as a tribute to our fallen heroes, it would serve as a place where families, friends and the community can come together to honor them.  

"Tempe’s police officers and firefighters play an important role in our community each day, providing safety education, reducing crime and responding to emergencies," Vice Mayor Onnie Shekerjian said. "It's appropriate that our community be able to honor and remember them at a memorial."  

The Tempe Police Department has lost five officers since 1919 and Tempe Fire, Medical Rescue has lost one firefighter. Tempe has also lost two canine officers. Read their stories.   

All donations go to the Tempe Police Foundation, a non-profit 501-c. Donations are tax-deductible. Donations of more than $5,000 will have special placement in the memorial. For details on donating $5,000 or more, contact Mike Branom at 480 350-8916. 
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