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Poll: Would you support a memorial in your area?

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Posted over 2 years ago

 

While traveling in Charlotte, NC and visiting my wife's Daddy's grave we noted a beautiful memorial honoring LEOs from the area that gave their lives in the line of duty for as far back as they could obtain records. A simply but beautiful memorial in the middle of an intersection of the cemetery of granite with the images of the slain Officers, and details of his life and death. ALL communities should have something like this! It really should be located outside either the Police HQ or City Hall etc for ALL to see and show honor to.

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We have one near the lake at a public receration area near a memorial of 911 using steel from the twin towers and stone from Pentagon. The area is beging up graded and re modeled I am hopeing the fallen officer memorial is enhanced a little in the process.


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We have nothing in my area for law enforcement. They have a Vietnam wall and a memorial for the fire fighters.

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We have a LEO Memorial here. It's for all LEO's killed in the Line of Duty, but focuses on those from the local agencies.


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YES I would support a Memorial & I think that it should be paid for by donations. I don't think tax dollars should be spent on it because not all people agree. However I think that all those who don't agree should go spend some time out side of the US. I don't think that any one person or persons should have to pay for it because it's just not how the world should work.


EX: There is a Memorial in a town not far from here. It's for a young man that was found dead after being in a motorcycle wreck. He was killed by the bucket of a backhoe that was parked in a wooded area next to a city street. The young man had been pushed off the road by a driver at night. When his motorcycle hit the curb he flew up and into the backhoe. The family of this young man has paid for the whole set up and has been working, slowly during the past few years on it, during their days off work. The Land was donated by the owner under the agreement that the family would provide up keep. Now this land was heavily wooded and over grown prior to. It surrounds a housing community and was nothing more than a fire hazard. Now it is slowly becoming a Memorial/walking park. The family has cut back the trees from the housing creating a Fire Break. They have brought in large boulders for people to sit/lean on. I have seen many morning joggers using it & even more people taking pictures of its lovely view. Now do you think that it's fare that all these people benefit from the death of this young man? Is it fare that they have given nothing to help this poor family? Think about it could you have a good clear conscience if you benefit from something like this? If you hadn't taken one of your days off to help? Or at the very least helped to keep the place clean? Every morning this young man's mother goes and picks up beer cans and trash from the spot her son lost his life!


Think about where you are when you're in such a place. Think about why it's there. Just simply think about all of it?!?!

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Yep I think their should be memorials to fallen officers, but with the economy the way it is the only way it would be done is through private donation.


As far as people benefiting from a memorial being put up by a family, I believe one has to look at it as the family may have wanted that as he was a giving young man and wish no compensation other than respect for keeping it clean.  If the land is public and or not posted as private then everybody can use it for whatever recreation and relaxation they wish whether they contribute or not.   If it is private then all that may be done is posting it as such; however it was given as a donation by the land owner.  If it's donated, then it no longer private and not being public would take away the purpose of the memorial, in so far as keeping his memory alive by everyone local and out of state. 


Just my two cents and I think that is a wonderful gesture by the youngman's family.  Their compensation is knowing others can view and use the area and they keep it beautiful out of respect for their son's memory. 


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csiguy I quite agree... I was just trying to remind people to show respect for Memorials and the people they are in memory of.

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Some of our towns in NJ have individual memorials for fallen officers, but MOST do not. Such a dishonor to the men and women who selflessly gave their lives protecting others. Maybe that will be a project I can start working on!

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 Yes my department has a memorial right outside the front doors. It honors all fallen deputies since the start of the department many years ago. It has a flag pole and plaques with the names of the fallen. Also the state Criminal Justice Academy has a wall of plaques in a room for all fallen officers throughout the state. 


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Lots of voted but not many comments. I think that it should be done with a combination of public and private funds and it should be in a place that has lots of people traffic such as City Hall or at the Police HQ I would also be willing to have this memorial in a park like setting where people can come and relax, as well as sit and reflect or have lunch etc. If space happens to be available in a downtown area they could make it a small park for people to stop and have lunch in a nice setting. People could also donate trees etc and others can keep it up. It could be a great community project and place of pride as well as honoring the Officers from that area etc.


Where I live now there is a fairly large park that bears the name of the Officer that was killed and the place they honor him on the anniversary of his murder, which was almost 30 years ago I think.

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jims4 says ...



Some of our towns in NJ have individual memorials for fallen officers, but MOST do not. Such a dishonor to the men and women who selflessly gave their lives protecting others. Maybe that will be a project I can start working on!


 



The Bergen County police academy (it's now a "Public Safety Training Complex") has a memorial for fallen officers and fire fighters. It's paid for through public and private donations. Every May there is a ceremony for the LEOs remembered. The State of New Jersey also has a memorial in Ocean Grove. I think it too is paid for with a combination. I've never been to it, but have been to the one in Bergen County. 


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Lots of voted but not many comments. I think that it should be done with a combination of public and private funds and it should be in a place that has lots of people traffic such as City Hall or at the Police HQ I would also be willing to have this memorial in a park like setting where people can come and relax, as well as sit and reflect or have lunch etc. If space happens to be available in a downtown area they could make it a small park for people to stop and have lunch in a nice setting. People could also donate trees etc and others can keep it up. It could be a great community project and place of pride as well as honoring the Officers from that area etc.


Where I live now there is a fairly large park that bears the name of the Officer that was killed and the place they honor him on the anniversary of his murder, which was almost 30 years ago I think.



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In Miami-Dade we have several memorials at PD's and elsewhere. We have streets and avenues named after our fallen brothers and sisters!  We need tougher laws and deterents for cop killers!

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I would highly support a memorial in my area. I think it should be supported with both public and private funds. I also agree that these types of memorials should be in a high traffic public place. I've seen many good suggestions, but I think that a public green space would be preferrable. Such as a small park near a local public safety building. I think by having this type of memorial in a green space would warm it up and make it more inviting for people to stop and pay their respects. 


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There ya go coshane220! That is what I think I would prefer. In SC we name Highways, streets, bridges, etc after our slain Officers, especially Troopers. A public Greenspace memorial near the Police Department or City Hall downtown would be ideal for most places.


 

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Yes. Public and privately funded.  


Every town needs such a memorial.  It would raise public awareness of the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers on behalf of our society.  I agree with Coshane it were a green-space - all the better!  

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I feel yes and and voted Public as so many have given their lives for us to have a safer life.

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The reason most of these insane people aren't out in the street with ak's taking your stuff ,your women ,your children, your lives. Is because the men and women of law enforcement, go out everyday and protect your lives. Not all may agree with there methods, but to them I say lets suit you up and boot you up and put your @#% on the line, 75% would run cower in a corner but there were those who took a stand and some lived some died just so you can be somewhat safe. They deserve and have earned with honor a memorial. 

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The reason most of these insane people aren't out in the street with ak's taking your stuff ,your women ,your children, your lives. Is because the men and women of law enforcement, go out everyday and protect your lives. Not all may agree with there methods, but to them I say lets suit you up and boot you up and put your @#% on the line, 75% would run cower in a corner but there were those who took a stand and some lived some died just so you can be somewhat safe. They deserve and have earned with honor a memorial. 

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Public funds are compulsory.  That is to say, if you don't pay for it, the city takes your home, business, or lot.  Public spending should be limited only to those things that are absolutely necessary services in a town, like emergency response and public roads.  Once this country started using tax dollars to pay for everything that sounded good, politicians forgot how to say no.  We pay more in fed-state-local taxes than many social democracies, and we're now swimming in trillions in debt and unfunded pension and entitlement obligations because politicians can't say no to anything.


With public funds?  Perhaps a memorial to all of those who've risked their lives in defense of our countrymen, but never one class or occupation at the expense of another.


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Should we have Law Enforcement Memorials in our cities? Yes. No I am not a cop I am a Public Safety Officer at a local Mall. However, I look up to the ladies and gentlemen in blue. I have alot of friends that are cops and I have the utmost respect for every one of them. As for they take down the worst of the worst. These brave men and women put their lives on the line on a daily basis to ensure our safety. I am aspiring to get into Law Enforcement and as a Public Safety/ Security I consider it an honor to back them up anytime they approach me for assistance. Money should not be an object when it comes to this sort of thing, as we all are fully aware the local government tends to make poor spending decisions. To pay for a Police Memorial would be a solid good decision.

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I am all for LEO memorials in our cities.


There should be daily reminders of  our brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Lots of voted but not many comments. I think that it should be done with a combination of public and private funds and it should be in a place that has lots of people traffic such as City Hall or at the Police HQ I would also be willing to have this memorial in a park like setting where people can come and relax, as well as sit and reflect or have lunch etc. If space happens to be available in a downtown area they could make it a small park for people to stop and have lunch in a nice setting. People could also donate trees etc and others can keep it up. It could be a great community project and place of pride as well as honoring the Officers from that area etc.



Where I live now there is a fairly large park that bears the name of the Officer that was killed and the place they honor him on the anniversary of his murder, which was almost 30 years ago I think.






 


Bump Robo,


In Miami-Dade we have several memorials at PD's and elsewhere. We have streets and avenues named after our fallen brothers and sisters!  We need tougher laws and deterents for cop killers!


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Almost 3,000 views of this topic and comments but only 23 comments and less than 500 votes! Come on folks, let's show our support for Law Enforcement Officers. The last comment was 5 months ago. State your views and ideas and answer the poll please.

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Robocop33 says ...



Almost 3,000 views of this topic and comments but only 23 comments and less than 500 votes! Come on folks, let's show our support for Law Enforcement Officers. The last comment was 5 months ago. State your views and ideas and answer the poll please.



3/9/14 Jim in your original post you gave an opinion poll and your views, you did not ask for comments so I like probably other felt that clicking on the poll was what you wanted.


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