LANSING — A law recently signed by Gov. Rick Snyder provides up to $2 million in matching funds to build the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument. The monument will celebrate and honor the lives of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty while serving Michigan residents.
“This monument will memorialize every member of law enforcement who swore to protect and serve Michigan citizens and lost their life in the process,” said Kathy Cole, chair of the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument Fund Commission. “I look forward to breaking ground on this important memorial monument that will honor the lives of those brave men and women.”
The memorial site is located within the Michigan Capitol Park, at the corner of Allegan Street and Butler Boulevard, and directly south of the Vietnam Memorial, near the state Capitol building.
Donations can be made online by visiting the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument website at www.mleom.org and clicking the “How to Donate” link in the navigation panel on the left. Then click on the “Michigan e-Store” link where you can make a donation, which is eligible for a federal tax deduction.
Offline donations by credit card can be made by calling (517) 241-4083, while checks or money orders can be sent to The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget; Financial Services, Cashiering Unit; Law Enforcement Memorial; P.O. Box 30681; Lansing, MI 48909-8181.
Created by Public Act 177 of 2004, the commission includes four survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, a police chaplain, a representative of the attorney general, and a representative of the state treasurer. The Legislature directed the commission to oversee the financing, design and construction of a memorial monument dedicated to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
For more information on the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument, visit www.mleom.org.
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