Va public safety memorial to honor 765 workers

Va public safety memorial to honor 765 workers

Credit: Virginia Public Safety Foundation

Artist's rendering of the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 10:22 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- More than 700 names will be engraved on a Virginia memorial honoring public safety workers killed in the line of the duty.

The Virginia Public Safety Foundation announced the initial roster of 765 names Monday.

There are 53 names from Norfolk, 20 from Portsmouth, 26 from Virginia Beach, 18 from Chesapeake, 5 from Hampton and 24 from Newport News.

The foundation says the roster of names is likely to grow in the coming months. Some recent deaths are still being reviewed and additional historic cases could be found.

The Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial will be built at Capitol Square in Richmond. The foundation says it has raised $800,000 of its $2 million goal for the memorial's construction.

 

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