07/20/13 396 W, 9 I - + 4 - 2 Raleigh Police Memorial Design Approved

This Midtown Raleigh News story recaps this week's news that the City Council on Tuesday approved the design for a Raleigh Police Memorial at City Hall. The memorial will be located on the Hargett Street side of the building, with its west side to the right of the building's entrance. It will feature twenty-one granite columns from which a sixty-four foot narrow water table extends. Past its end will stand a single column bearing the engraved names of the eight police officers who been killed on duty since 1922. The memorial is designed by architect Thomas Sayre. The project is still being funded, with about $150,000 still needed. The Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation's next fundraiser is the annual Five-O Memorial Bike Ride in August. See this web page for more renderings.


Raleigh Police Department Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Detective Tom G. Crabtree September 1, 1922 Shot and killed after being confronted by a intoxicated individual, while en route to a join a surveillance operation. Age 36. Tour of nine years.
Patrolman Robert E. Sparks March 8, 1968 Killed in a motorcycle accident on Ridge Road while pursuing a speeding motorist. Age 27. Tour of one year, three months.
Patrolman James G. Lee December 5, 1968 Killed along with Officer Allen in an automobile accident when their patrol car was struck by another vehicle. Age 23. Tour of four years.
Patrolman James W. Allen December 5, 1968 Killed along with Officer Lee in an automobile accident when their patrol car was struck by another vehicle. Age 24. Tour of two years.
Patrolman Delma D. Adams February 3, 1980 Shot and killed while making arrest of intoxicated driver, after the suspect produced a handgun after being placed in the rear of the patrol car. Age 33. Tour of 13 years.
Police Officer Denise Holden August 4, 1995 Killed in an automobile accident at Hillsborough and Morgan streets, when her patrol car left the roadway while responding to an officer needs assistance call. Age 24. Tour of seven months.
Detective Paul A. Hale July 11, 1997 Shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a murder suspect at Ligon Middle School. Age 35. Tour of seven years.
Master Officer Charles R. Paul III
September 10, 2002 Killed in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 440 while attempting to initiate pursuit of a speeding vehicle. Age 30. Tour of seven years, six months.


Thanks for covering this, Mike!
rfburns - 07/23/13 - 11:10

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