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        The Wall in progress.

Fundraising Thermometer

Click here to donate to the wall through YouCaring.com

March 1, 2014

Dear OSP Fallen Trooper Memorial Supporter,

The Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial Board of Directors wanted to give you an update on the progress of the memorial wall.  Significant progress has been made in the fabrication of the memorial; the plaques, map of Oregon, benches, and stone pillar have been completed.  The artist in charge of hand-crafting the memorial is now focused on completing the actual wall and is approximately 70% done.  What this means is the memorial wall is on schedule to be completed and dedicated on August 1, 2014!

Although the road to get to this point has been long and eventful, the members and volunteers of the Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial are just as eager and passionate about the project as the day it began.  One of the reasons for this enthusiasm is the support and commitment we have seen from retired members, current members, and the community at-large.  Another reason is our work is not done!  Although the physical memorial wall will be dedicated on August 1, 2014, the Board is looking at several projects and programs to ensure the sacrifice of the 33 fallen troopers is not just a memory, but is a living legacy.  These exciting projects and programs should be announced within the next year. 

The Board is excited to continue the important and excellent work of ensuring that the sacrifice of the fallen will not only be honored throughout Oregon, but will be a guiding light for future generations of law enforcement.  However, to make these dreams a reality, we need your continued support and financial contributions.  We are a grass root organization that is comprised of volunteers; this means 98% of the funds we raise goes directly toward the completion of our projects (i.e. the memorial wall).  You can rest assured that your contribution is being put to good use.  In addition, as a 501(c)(3) organization, any amount you donate is tax deductible. 

As a current member of the Oregon State Police and the Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial, I respectfully request your continued support and consideration for a financial gift.  Please feel free to contact me personally to discuss this request, learn more about theorganization, discuss the dedication ceremony for the memorial wall, or ask any other question you may have. 

July 29, 2013 – Salem, Or.

The Fallen Trooper Memorial Board has decided to delay the dedication ceremony for the Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial. This is to allow for certainty in precision and quality during the final stages of fabrication. The first and only memorial dedicated solely to fallen Oregon State Police troopers had been scheduled to be dedicated on September 21, 2013 in the Capitol Mall State Park. The Board has selected Friday August 1, 2014 as the new date for the first dedication of the new memorial.

"The final phase of sculpting the memorial wall is taking longer than anticipated and we don't want to rush and make any errors that could impact the hard work and investments gained thus far," said Greg Willeford, President of the Memorial.

Jason Jones, a local artist from Portland, Oregon, harvested eight boulders of basalt rock, weighing between 10-25,000 pounds each, in Madras, Oregon during the summer of 2012. Each of these boulders is being hand cut and sculpted to form what will eventually become the memorial wall. The cutting and sculpting of the rock began during summer 2012 and is nearing completion. However, as each rock takes closer shape to the finished wall, the precision necessary for the intricate details has increased.

If possible, please send any financial gift by March 31, 2014 to Fallen Trooper Memorial, 4676 Commercial St SE, PMB516, Salem, OR 97302-1902.  To see other upcoming fundraising events or to check on the progress of the memorial wall, please visit us at www.facebook.com/fallentroopermemorial or www.ospmemorial.org

Sincerely,

 

Cari Boyd, OSP Sergeant
Acting President, OSP Fallen Trooper Memorial
ospfallenmemorial@gmail.com

Greg Willeford, President
Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial
503-949-0981

If you wish to learn more about how you can support the work of the Memorial, please contact the following Board members:


Gregory Willeford, President

503-949-
0981

greg@willefordgroup.com

Cari Boyd, Vice President

541-921-
1881

Cte33855@centurytel.net

Chris Shinnerer, Treasurer

503-779-
4098

Schinnerer@hotmail.com

Eric Gemmil, Secretary

503-689-
7049

Eric.gemmil@state.or.us

Doug Ladd, Honor Guard Rep.

541-505-
1281

Doug.ladd@state.or.us

Terry Crawford, Retiree Rep.

503-881-
2546

Tcrawford007@comcast.net

 

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