Lexington County law enforcement officials hope to build a memorial honoring 14 officers killed while on duty since 1934.
Their goal is to unveil the monument next spring near the county Judicial Center in Lexington.
Members of the group will seek donations to build a memorial estimated to cost up to $70,000.
It’s important to remember “our officers who died protecting our people,” said Lexington police chief Terrence Green, a leader of the effort.
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The project is separate from another proposed memorial commemorating police, firefighters and medical personnel who respond to emergencies. It will use beams from the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. It also is expected to be completed in 2011.