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Fallen Officer Memorial Unveiled

At 1 PM this afternoon, a ceremony was held at City Hall to unveil the Maplewood Police Memorial on the first anniversary of the murder of Sgt. Joe Bergeron. Here are a couple of snapshots I took.  (Click on an image to see it larger.)

The beautiful, somber memorial was funded with donations -- including donated materials and labor, contributions of unused vacation time by city employees, and many contributions from businesses and individuals in our community (for example, at last weekend's very successful fundraiser).

To paraphrase Chief Thomalla's remarks, we can hope that it is forever known as the Bergeron Memorial, that its polished granite need never be adorned by another fallen officer's bronze image.

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