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Safety Services Memorial still seeking donations

January 2, 2019
The Town Crier

Plans are moving forward to erect a memorial to honor those men and women of law enforcement and the fire service who have paid the supreme sacrifice by dying in the line of duty, as well as to recognize members of the Boardman Police and Fire Departments, past and present, who protect the community.

The Safety Services Memorial will be constructed on the grounds of the Main Boardman Township Fire Station at the corner of Market Street and Stadium Drive. The fundraising effort for the Memorial, which is being conducted by the Boardman Lions Club in conjunction with Boardman Police FOP Lodge 43 and Boardman Firefighters Local 1176, has to date collected $52,894, over two-thirds of its goal of $75,000.

"We're very grateful to all of the organizations and individuals who have donated to this campaign so far," said Mark Pitzer, Fire Chief for Boardman Township. "We have received substantial donations from many, but we want to stress that no donation is too small, and each one will move us closer to our goal."

The memorial is designed to honor the men and women of Police and Fire Departments across the country who have paid the supreme sacrifice by dying in the line of duty. It is also a tribute to those men and women of the Boardman Police Department and Boardman Fire Department who have served our community, selflessly placing themselves in harm's way and keeping us safe.

The planned memorial to fallen police officers and firefighters nationwide and in Boardman is moving closer to its fundraising goal, but still seeks individual and corporate donations. As 2018 draws to a close, many may want to consider such a donation.

Donations can be made to the Safety Services Memorial through the website at Target date for the official groundbreaking for the Safety Services Memorial is March 2019.



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