Eagle Scout project honors fallen officers
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - An Eagle Scout project is honoring fallen police officers. Adam Freeze with Life Scout Troop 291 says his project means a lot to him as his father and older brother are also law enforcement officers who helped with the project.
“It’s just important to honor them because they respect us, and they help us, and they’re here to keep us safe from some of the things you might not even hear about. But they see it, and they deal with it, and they do that for you,” said Freeze.
The Iron Horse Park Law Enforcement Memorial was due for a clean up and Adam encouraged the community to make it happen quickly and efficiently.
“It’s representing our fallen officers of this city and it just didn’t look great. It was dirty and there was dirt everywhere. And all these planters were empty and it just needed something else, something better,” said Freeze.
They began this project in April and seven different businesses contributed. Scout Master 291 Craig Godfrey says this is important to developing the youth and teaching them valuable life lessons.
“That’s part of the growth of an Eagle Project is for them to be more or less a general contractor of it and be responsible for the hours and all the work time and getting people there to help them and all that kind of stuff,” said Godfrey.
Their is a donation box at the memorial , these funds will go towards the upkeep of the memorial.
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