- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - A plan for a memorial honoring Daviess County’s emergency responders who have died in the line of duty is underway.

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1XViFcR ) the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 16 is planning and raising money for what it’s calling the Emergency Service Memorial Project.

James Wyatt, the FOP’s board state trustee, says the group has received permission to place the memorial on the Daviess County Courthouse lawn.

Wyatt says the memorial will not only be for police officers but for firefighters and EMS as well.

The estimated cost for the memorial is between $40,000 and $60,000.

Wyatt says the FOP began raising money and planning the project about two years. He says he expects it may take at least two years before the entire project is finalized.

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Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, https://www.messenger-inquirer.com

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