Construction Updates

November 3, 2013

Here you can see the “inscription wall” on the right, and the block in the foreground is for the wall at the flagpoles.

All of the walls are now up. You can see here that they are being prepped for the stone.

The plumber/electrician (Bill Sweet) was here and looked over the job and what he needed. He will be getting with John and coordinating with him.

We have been Busy and the Community is Responding

Fund raising
In just the last month the Lower Allen VFW Post #7530 donated $5,000 and sponsored Lemoyne Officer Richard Phelps. The Mechanicsburg VFW Post #6704 then agreed to sponsor Silver Spring Officer Paul Walters and donated $2,500. The New Cumberland VFW Post #7415 sponsored New Cumberland Officer Willis Cole.

On September 24th, Members 1st Federal Credit Union donated $5,000 to sponsor a flagpole.

To date, we have raised over $100,000!

We have consulted with sculptors regarding the statue and will soon commission one of them to begin construction. Delivery time is estimated at 6 to 8 months. We need to move quickly, in order to have the statue done in time for the May dedication.



Don Mowery and John Gleim are continuing to arrange for in-kind donations of labor and material from their partners in the construction industry. Estimates for pledged in-kind donations exceed $50,000.

Skilled tradesmen, Mike W. Smith Masonry, Joel Ramp, Quality Lawn Work and William H. Sweet, Jr. HVAC have also pledged their skills to help construct the memorial.

We plan to start construction in October of this year. The project will hopefully conclude in the spring.

New Partnership
WHTM ABC 27 has agreed to produce a documentary film about the memorial and fallen officers. This partnership is the latest in what is truly a community project. The film will include the history of the memorial along with information about the fallen officers. We plan to make this video available online and on your smartphone for use as a self-guided tour while visiting the memorial.

Memorial Update

We have a long way to go to reach our fundraising goal; however, our current plan is to start construction no later then the end of October 2013.

Gannett Fleming, John W. Gleim Excavation and R.S. Mowery and Sons have been working together to finalize planning, material build lists and solicit in-kind donations in order to ensure the memorial is constructed.

With the support of the community, we are well ahead of our anticipated start date. No donation is too small; we have received cash donations from twenty- five dollars to twenty-five thousand dollars and commitments from skilled laborers to assist in the construction of the memorial.

A Memorial for our fallen Cumberland County law enforcement officers is long overdue and something we owe these brave men and women.

This Foundation is being run by volunteers and every penny donated goes to the construction of the Memorial.