The Final Salute - Whittier, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Merlin-N-Mim
N 33° 58.509 W 118° 02.052
11S E 404464 N 3759882
Quick Description: The Whittier Police Memorial is located in front of the Whittier Police Station, located at 13200 Penn St., Whittier, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2011 3:09:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMCXNQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The Whittier Police Memorial was dedicated May 20, 2011. The memorial is dedicated to two Whittier Police Department Detectives, John Pierce and Mike Lane, who died in 1977 and 1979, respectively, as a result of injuries incurred in the line of service.

“The memorial, by California artist Alanna Roth, is titled, "The Final Salute," and features a sculpture of a police officer saluting a fallen comrade, while his hand rests on the shoulder of the fallen officer's child, who holds an American flag.”

The base of the monument has pictures of the fallen officers and describes how they were killed.

Funding for the Police Memorial was raised by the Whittier Community Foundation, a nonprofit group which raises money for projects and programs that benefit the local community.

Reference: The Daily News (visit link)
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24 Hours

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Type of memorial: Statue

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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