$7,000 donated to Law Enforcement memorial in Rochester

(ABC 6 News) – The Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation of Southeast Minnesota received a $7,000 check for the memorial being built in Rochester Monday.

The Dodge County Peace Officer’s Association, who made the generous donation holds a Loring Guenther Memorial Golf Tournament every year in honor of Dodge County Captain Loring Guenther who died in the line of duty in September of 2013.

The Association donates to Toys for Tots of SE MN each year in addition to local law enforcement scholarship in Loring’s honor for students going into law enforcement. Loring was an active supporter of the Toys for Tots program for many years.

This is the first time the association has donated to the memorial, which will honor 4 fallen heroes in Dodge County: Hayfield City Marshal Ole Havey – End of Watch December 30th 1905 Claremont Police Chief Greg Lange – End of Watch July 5th 1988 Hayfield Police Chief Doug Claassen – End of Watch March 13th, 1999 Dodge County Captain Loring Guenther – End of Watch Sept 10th, 2013.

The Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation of SE MN is actively raising funds in hopes of completing the memorial in 2023.

You can find more information on the memorial is located at Soldiers Field Memorial Park in Rochester here.