BATH – Local donations are now being accepted for a permanent memorial in the proposed Law Enforcement Memorial Park, expected to be dedicated in May 2018 at the Steuben County Public Safety Building. Donations from the public, and interested organizations, will be placed in a special capital funds account approved by the county Legislature Monday. Donors will be able to purchase memorial pavers used to build a raised pedestal formed by the shape of Allegany, Chemung, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties. The pedestal will support a life-size statue of a law officer answering the call to duty.
The memorial park will honor all those police and peace officers within the seven-county region who have died in the line of duty. For the past two years, the Steuben Sheriff’s Department has held a memorial service for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice as they strove to serve and protect others. Plans also call for the park to include a life-size bronze statue of a law officer standing in the center of a raised pedestal formed by the shape of all seven counties.