COTTONWOOD -- This Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the Cottonwood Police Department invites all members of the public to the unveiling of the Law Enforcement Heroes Statue at the Cottonwood Police Department at 199 S. Sixth St. The unveiling coincides with National Police Week in which the Nation takes time to honor the sacrifices made by police officers across North America. The local "Heroes" statue, paid for with funds from local businesses and private donations, is being erected to honor these officers as well.
"Most family members of fallen officers cannot always travel across the country to Washington D.C. to participate in the Police Week activities", says Chief Jody Fanning. "We hope our small monument here in Cottonwood, which will represent all fallen officers, will give those family members a chance to reflect on the sacrifices made by their loved ones."
Although Cottonwood Police Department has never lost an officer in the line of duty, the statue will stand in remembrance of police officers nationwide who pay the ultimate sacrifice. Everyone is invited.