Dedication of District 3 Fallen Officer Memorial Garden
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WHAT: Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Chief Jane Castor kick off the event and get their hands dirty planting flowers with event donors and volunteers.
WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m.
WHERE: District 3, 3808 North 22nd Street, Tampa
District 3 officers are completing the second phase of their project honoring Officer Dave Curtis and Officer Jeff Kocab. They dedicated the The Hallways of Heroes on the one-year anniversary of the tragic deaths, June 29th, 2011. This Saturday, the department will dedicate the final phase of the two-part project. The lush landscaping, monuments bearing the officers’ names and benches create a park-like setting for private reflection.
Pavers line The Hallways of Heroes with the badges of Officers' Kocab and Curtis. Illuminated by a blue light, a glass door bears etchings of their badges and a mural lines the hallway, reminding each officer of our fallen heroes.
Each element of this project was strategically placed. As officers pull into the District, they will drive past the garden. Once they park and walk into the building, they will enter through the Hallway of Heroes. Remembering and ensuring Jeff and Dave’s memory lives on forever.
Thank you to the donors for making this project possible: All Natives Nursery, Amplex Wholesale Nursery, BeMac Landscaping, City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, Conrad Yelvington, EZ Mulch
FX Luminaire, GAP Architectural Projects, Greaves Construction, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Meyers Nursery
Oldcastle Coastal, Pine Lake Nursery, Rainbird, Sunrise Landscape Contractors, Sunstone Construction, Superior Power Solutions, Tampa Bay Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Turkey Creek Nursery, Ultimate Pavers, ValleyCrest Landscape Development, Inc., Tampa Bay Housing & Community Partnership, David Pettinato, Attorney / Merlin Law Group, Atwell Group, Ring Power
Gulfwind Companies, Hertz Equipment Rental, Rentalex Equipment Rental, Hampton Inn Ybor City, JJ's Cafe and Bar, Roy's Place, Centro Cantina, Trademark Metals, Kimmins Contracting, Muvico, 717 Parking, One Steel Recycling, Inc, Clubhouse Brandon, Skip Sampson - 1603 Tattoo, Alto Construction, King Corona Cigars
Price Waterhouse Coopers, District III Donations and Stewarts Tree Service.