The Town of Lantana held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday May 23, 2003 to clear the path for raising funds and subsequent construction of the Lantana Police Fallen Officer Memorial. Our elected officials led by Mayor David Stewart participated in this ceremony along with Mrs. Bea Garrison, the wife of one of our fallen officers. The ceremony was well attended by members of the community and the news media and served as the kick off for our marketing and fundraising campaign.
The idea of a police memorial to perpetually remember our officers as well as officers nationwide who have made the supreme sacrifice, was initiated and developed by the Lantana Departments' Awards Committee shortly after the death of Reserve Lieutenant Al Garrison, the founder of the Department's police reserve program. Lt. Garrison was struck by a car and killed while directing traffic on December 1, 2001. Lt. Garrison served the department for 35 years in his capacity.
In addition, the department wishes to memorialize Sgt. Andrew Redding, killed in a 1974 motor vehicle crash as well as other officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.
Please support our Fallen Officer Memorial through sponsoring a "Memorial Brick Paver". For information contact 561-540-5710.
Visit the National Law Enforcement Memorial: http://www.nleomf.com/