Design for Raleigh Police Memorial to be unveiled Tuesday

cowens@newsobserver.comJune 5, 2013 

— The Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation will host a meeting Tuesday night to give the public a preview of the planned memorial to fallen police officers.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Library and Technology Center of Ravenscroft School, at 7409 Falls of Neuse Road. Representatives from the foundation and Clearscapes, the firm chosen to design and construct the memorial, will reveal and discuss the memorial’s design.

“We believe there’s a great bond between the community and the Raleigh Police Department, and we want to strengthen it even more,” said Dennis Lane, a retired Raleigh police major and the foundation’s president.

Eight Raleigh police officers have been killed in the line of duty since the 1920s, and the Raleigh Police Memorial, to be located in front of city hall on West Hargett Street, will honor and remember them. The memorial will cost at least $500,000, and the foundation is seeking contributions.

For more information about the memorial, go to the foundation’s website at www.rpdmemorial.org or call Lane at 919-369-7491.

Owens: 919-829-4567

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