Donations received for the Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial
The Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation would like to thank Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Bill & Dolores Call and Miles Fiberglass and Composites for their generous donations towards the Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial. Mr. Bill Call made the first large donation of $10,000 in the name of himself and his wife, Dolores. After the CCPOBF made a presentation to Ms. Lori L. Luchak-Olund, President of Miles Fiberglass & Composites, she approached her Board of Directors who authorized a donation of $5,000. Soon after, Ms. Mary Greco, President of Clackamas Federal Credit Union, advised that her Board had approved a donation of $20,000. Several other businesses and individuals in Clackamas County have been approached and asked to donate towards the Memorial. We are hoping to yet hear from them. The goal of our fundraising is $107,000 to get it built. An additional $100,000 will be needed to create and install two bronze honor guard statues. Donors who contribute $10,000 or more will be commemorated on or near the Memorial. All donors will be recognized in the Sheriff's Office Community Education room. Here is a brief overview of the Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial:
- The concept of a Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial started in 2004 with the completion and dedication of four metal memorial benches, which are currently located at the Sheriff’s Office North Station.
- The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit, began fund raising under the mission “To educate the public about the work and profession of law enforcement.”
- Two bronze sculptures were commissioned from artist Rip Caswell in Troutdale. The first depicts a police duty belt and hat. The second is a full size sculpture of a police working dog. A total of $25,000 was raised and spent on these quality art pieces which will be an integral part of the memorial.
- LRS Architects have donated their services to draw up the plans for the memorial. They are donating their services.
- P&C Construction has donated their services to create the Budget Estimate and will oversee the construction of the project. The are also donating a large portion of their costs.
- The Memorial will be constructed in the entrance plaza to the Sheriff's Office Brook's Building on SE Sunnybrook Blvd.
- Construction can begin as soon as the total amount of $107,000 is raised.
- Tentative completion date is May 15, 2015, National Police Memorial Day.
- Seven names will be on the memorial; all died in the line of duty in Clackamas County:
- Police Officer George J. Hanlon, Oregon City Police Department, April 23, 1906.
- Sheriff John R. Shaver, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, April 30, 1906.
- Sergeant James H. Worrell, Milwaukie, Police Department, December 31, 1953.
- Deputy Sheriff Jimmy L. Shoop, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, November 7, 1981.
- Deputy Sheriff William D. Bowman, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, September 12, 2000.
- Chief Daniel K. Duncan, Lake Oswego Police Department, May 20, 2010.
- Reserve Police Officer Robert A. Libke, Oregon City Police Department, November 4, 2013.
- One police working dog was also killed in the line of duty and the name may be included on the memorial.
- All donations are to be made to the CCPOBF with LE Memorial in the memo line. Donations to the CCPOBF are tax deductible and a receipt will be given to donors promptly. The CCPOBF is not deducting any administrative fees, so 100% of donations will go to this project.