|Posted on February 13, 2015 at 4:25 PM|
As of December 18, 2015 I am now an Eagle Scout! Thank you so much for your time, effort and support of this project, this wall will be an extrordinary addition to our beautiful City of Jacksonville. It takes a lot for a young teenager to get motivated just to do their homework, let alone start a project of this caliber. I want to thank everyone who was involved for helping push me and drive me towards reaching my goals; this project would never have happened without the love and support that you have given towards this cause.
While my Eagle project is complete, I am continuing the progress on the memorial and I will continue the Fallen Officers Memorial's mission throughout the rest of my life: to serve the public safety community, honor our heroes, and work towards making law enforcement a safer profession.
As of right now, more than $130,000 has been raised to build and maintain the police memorial wall, with a goal of reaching $250,000. Construction is now in it's physical starting stage. If you stop by the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena you will notice that lighting has been added around the future memorial site with hopes of more development coming this month. Our hope is to complete the wall prior to May in order to host Jacksonville's annual Police Memorial Day!