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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Plainfield Police Memorial dedicated

The long-awaited memorial was unveiled Saturday.
East Fourth Street alongside the Plainfield Police Headquarters was thronged with officers, officials members of the families of Plainfield's fallen police and the public as the Plainfield Police Memorial was dedicated Saturday afternoon.

In the bright sunshine everything took on an extra sparkle and shine -- from the officers standing in parade formation to the honor guard in its opening exercise to polished surface of the memorial when it was finally unveiled for all to see.

It's been a long time coming, but PBA Local #19 and the committee that worked on the memorial are to be commended, for the memorial itself and for the dignified and moving program of dedication.

The Honor Guard opened the ceremonies.

Captain Ed Santiago was master of ceremonies.

The crowd included members of the city's 911 emergency service.

Plainfield's finest, in parade formation.

PBA President Andre Crawford addresses the audience.

Mayor Robinson-Briggs delivers her remarks.

Council President Annie McWilliams honors the fallen officers.

The audience listens attentively.

Bernice has reported on the remarks and remembrances of the families of the fallen officers today, see here.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Yep I Said It! said...

Eerie feeling that there would be space for future police officer names . . . shivers!

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