- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Public safety officials in western Michigan’s Grand Haven are selling paver stones in an effort to raise $10,000 for a memorial to an officer shot to death two decades ago by an escaped jail prisoner.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1Ax4PBp ) that the granite memorial to officer Scott Flahive will be placed outside the city’s public safety complex.

Nearly 100 law enforcement members attended a ceremony Saturday commemorating the 20th anniversary of Flahive’s slaying.

Flahive was 28 when he was shot Dec. 13, 1994 after stopping a car the escaped prisoner was driving because the vehicle’s headlights were not on.

Grand Haven Public Safety Sgt. Lee Adams told those in attendance that Flahive’s death remains a “hard day for a lot of people.”

Lin Emmert attended the ceremony for her son and said Saturday was “a tough day” and “like a rerun.”

Grand Haven is west of Grand Rapids.


Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, https://www.mlive.com/muskegon

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