BATH | Donations are being accepted for a permanent memorial, the proposed Law Enforcement Memorial Park, which is currently being built in front of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Building.
The Law Enforcement Memorial Park, dedicated in May 2015, honors all fallen brothers and sisters in law enforcement in Allegany, Chemung, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties.
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard said the memorial park honors all police and peace officers within the seven-county region who have died in the line of duty.
“We are dedicated to remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and creating a place of reflection for their surviving family and friends,” Allard said.
Donors will be able to purchase personalized pavers to be placed around a raised pedestal formed by the shape of Allegany, Chemung, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties.
The pedestal will eventually support a life-size statue of a law officer answering the call to duty.
Other plans include a “thin, blue line” waterfall, tentatively scheduled to be in place this spring.
For the past three years, the Steuben Sheriff’s Office has held a memorial service for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice as they strove to serve and protect others.
The official groundbreaking at the Memorial Park was May 21, 2016, through the generous donations of the citizens of the seven counties and area businesses. The targeted date of completion is May of 2018, for the final dedication ceremony.
For more information, call 607-622-3930 or email Terri Moir at email@example.com.