Councilman Reed, city leaders & community to dedicate 4th District Police Memorial on Dec. 5
Cleveland (December 5, 2012) – Councilman Zack Reed and the City of Cleveland will honor and recognize all Cleveland 4th District police officers who gave their lives in service to the community with a memorial dedication on December 5.
“These officers gave the ultimate sacrifice to my community,” said Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed. “Every day hundreds of Cleveland Police Officers head off to work with the reality they may not return home. This memorial serves as a testament to the commitment of these officers and a reminder to each of us of the important, and often dangerous, work these men and woman perform day in and day out.”
Discussion for a memorial began in 2008 with the tragic death of 4th District Officer Derek Owens, who was killed in the line of duty on March 1, 2008. The memorial will honor Officer Owens and other fallen officers from the district.
Councilman Reed thanks Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Cleveland City Council, the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association and the RTA for helping move this project forward. Funding for the police memorial came from public and private donations.