Kickoff for New Law Enforcement Memorial in Rochester

January 05, 2017 07:27 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- The Rochester Olmsted County Law Enforcement Memorial Association is making a push to get a memorial built to honor fallen officers.

The association held a meeting Thursday night to discuss plans for the memorial. It is set to be built along Gibbs Drive across from the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.


It'll honor the 28 law enforcement officers who've been killed in the line of duty across southeast Minnesota.

"When an officer is killed in the line of duty, that is the family's biggest fear. And I've talked with families for years and years through my work with my work with the memorial association and that's one of their underlying pieces is that they don't want their family member to be forgotten," said Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson.

The goal is to start construction on the memorial within 3 years. So far, $10,000 has been raised, but the memorial could cost between $250,000 and $500,000. It'll be paid for entirely with donations.

If you'd like to help, you can send a check made out to ROCLEMA to:

101 4th St. SE
Rochester, MN, 55901


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