Chamblee, GA, August 17, 2017 – by Chamblee Mayor Pro-Tem and Councilman Brian Mock – For a little more than a year now, local resident Charlene Fang and I have been working on a proposed police memorial to be built at Chamblee’s largest park, Dresden Park. This memorial would honor the lives of the 42 officers killed in the line of duty since DeKalb started keeping records. This includes officers from departments all over the county including DeKalb County, Doraville, Stone Mountain and DeKalb Sheriff’s Department.
This memorial will use open space for commemorative ceremonies, connect to ADA accessible sidewalks and be fully visible from Dresden Drive. It will be set into the existing hillside to harmonize the memorial with the parks natural landscape. A lion sculpture will be added to symbolize the protective role of law enforcement and convey strength, courage and valor.
While this project was approved by city council, it remains a privately funded endeavor sponsored by the North Decatur Lions Club, of which Charlene and I are members. Matching funds for the project will be provided by the Lions Club International.
I am humbled to be a part of this project and honored to have this memorial located in the city of Chamblee.
We need your help! As I mentioned, it is a privately funded project and we need your financial support to make it a reality. Your donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be mailed to: North Decatur Lions Club Police Memorial, PO Box 33144, Decatur GA 30033.
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