Ofc. Mark Edward Vance memorial greenway trail - Bristol, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 34.786 W 082° 13.582
17S E 390282 N 4048956
Quick Description: Pedestrian/biking trail constructed as a memorial to this young Bristol police officer killed in line of duty
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 12/5/2008 3:20:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM5A4C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 8

Long Description:
This waymark is special as I learned more about the biking trail I was enjoying. There are several geocaches hidden along its length. I decided to take pictures of the flag pole and plaque to look up the information later - before I knew there was a waymarking category.

Now I have learned this trail was constructed in rememberance of a young Bristol city police office who was killed while responding to a domestic dispute. A deeper appreciation is now held for the trail.

The text on the plaque at the flagpole reads: "Officer Mark Edward Vance Memorial Trail - A dedicated and committed officer who gave his life in the line of service serving the community he loved. November 27, 2004"

Parking is at the Mill Creek access point (Waymark WM59NA). Cross Steele Creek Dr/Broad St. and the truss bridge to get to the flag memorial. The trail continues along the creek to intersect with Shelby Street.
Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
Available 24 hours a day

Entrance fees (if it applies):
No fees

Type of memorial: Other

Visit Instructions:

Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit.


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