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Media Advisory

October 9, 2012
Contact: Board Chairman Rick Kriseman, 727.409.8138
On Saturday, October 13, the Heroes of the St. Pete Police, Inc., will unveil and dedicate the first ever monument to the fifteen St. Petersburg Police officers killed in the line of duty.
The monument, placed in Demens Landing on the scenic shoreline of downtown St. Petersburg, will provide a peaceful setting for residents and visitors to reflect on the lives of the fallen officers and on the value of those who protect us today.
“We needed to honor these officers in a grand, but respectful way. I believe we accomplished that,” said State Representative Rick Kriseman, who co-founded Heroes of the St. Pete Police and currently serves as the Chairman of the organization’s board.
One day prior to the unveiling, on Friday, October 12, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, media personnel are invited to visit the monument site and speak with board members, including the monument’s chief architect.
WHO: Heroes of the St. Pete Police, invited dignitaries and guests, fallen officers’ families, general public.
WHAT: Unveiling and dedication of a memorial to St. Petersburg’s fallen police officers,
WHEN: 5:30 PM, Saturday, October 13, 2012
WHERE: Demens Landing Park, located on the corner of 1st Avenue South and Bayshore Boulevard SE in downtown St. Petersburg, FL.
Formed in 2003, the mission of the Heroes of the St. Pete Police is to honor the St. Petersburg Police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty to provide financial support to assist officers and their families during a crisis or tragedy. For more information, please visit www.HeroesoftheStPetePolice.org

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