Link to Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Website
Currently, there is no statewide memorial in Michigan to honor both law enforcement officers and fire fighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The task of rectifying this situation had been taken on by Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard by developing a plan for a memorial to be built in Oakland County.
This memorial, unveiled in conjunction with the remembrance of 9/11, recognizes all police officers from local departments, the Sheriff's Department, the Michigan State Police and all fire fighters from departments throughout the state.
A life-size bronze statue of a kneeling police officer and fire fighter set side-by-side, placed on a large base in front of a granite wall. The names of all those lost in the line of duty will be engraved in the granite so they may be honored for eternity.
Harley Ellis, one of Michigan's premier architectural firms has designed a Memorial that truly pays tribute to our fallen heroes and their families.
Giffels Webster Engineers, a leading civil engineering, planning, and surveying firm, is completing the site engineering plan and technical construction documents. Once these plans are complete, construction is set to begin July or August, 2005. The site will be placed in a beautiful and serene setting near the corner of Telegraph Road and County Center Service Drive east (next to Building 38E), on Oakland County's complex.
Financial support is crucial in making this vision a reality. The entire memorial must be financed with donations from individuals and corporations.
Donor recognition will appear near the site and will vary depending upon the level of donation.
Under 26 USCS of the Internal Revenue Code, contributions to the Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund (a501C3) may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
Oakhurst residents have raised over $12000 for the Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund at their annual golf outings.
Please join us in honoring the men and women in uniform by making a generous contribution today. All corporate and personal checks should be made payable to the "Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund" and can be mailed to:
1200 N. North Telegraph, Bldg. 38E
Pontiac, Michigan 48341