Sheriff's Office to dedicate 'Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza' during May 10 ceremony

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Monday, May 8, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

 

Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza

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This Wednesday, May 10, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will dedicate its "Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza" during its Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, set to begin at 1 p.m. The media is invited to attend.

The Plaza honors fallen Clackamas County law enforcement officers and deputies. When fully completed, it will feature bronze castings of two Honor Guards and a police K-9 at attention guarding a fallen officer, designed and manufactured by artist Rip Caswell. A concrete cast image of Mt. Hood will provide a dramatic backdrop.

"It is our hope that this will be a place where people can come to reflect and remember the incredible sacrifice of our fallen officers," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts.

Years in the planning, the project cost $350,000, including donated professional services. A list of donors is below.

"It's taken many years to get to this point," said Sheriff Roberts. "On behalf of all law-enforcement members and their families in Clackamas County, I want to thank our sponsors from the bottom of my heart for their tremendous support."

Concept sketches of the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza and photos of the near-completed Memorial Plaza are linked above, as is a PDF of the program for Wednesday's Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony.

Video of the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza under construction over the past year can also be downloaded from this Dropbox address.


FALLEN OFFICERS IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY:


Officer George J. Hanlon
Oregon City Police Department
Killed in the line of duty: April 23, 1906

Sheriff John R. Shaver
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Killed in the Line of Duty: April 30, 1906

Sergeant James H. Worell
Milwaukie Police Department
Died in the line of Duty: December 31, 1953

Deputy Jimmy Lee Shoop
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Killed in the Line of Duty: November 7, 1981

Deputy William Douglas Bowman
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Killed in the Line of Duty: September 12, 2000

Chief Daniel K. Duncan
Lake Oswego Police Department
Died in the Line of Duty: May 20, 2010

Officer Robert A. Libke
Oregon City Police Department
Killed in the Line of Duty: November 4, 2013


LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL PLAZA:
FINANCIAL DONORS


LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL PLAZA:
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE DONORS


BACKGROUND:
CLACKAMAS COUNTY PEACE OFFICERS' BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION (CCPOBF) POSTS ON THE BUILDING OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL PLAZA

"Groundbreaking for the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza" (May 31, 2016)

"Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial"
 
"Donations Received for the Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial" (Oct. 21, 2014)
 
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Contact Info:
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office