Frye: Committee supports constructing injured public safety officer memorial

The Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs recently voted at the Statehouse to recommend the construction of an injured public safety officer monument in Indianapolis, according to State Rep. Randy Frye, R-Greensburg.

Frye, chair of the committee, said the monument could be built close to the Indiana Law Enforcement and Firefighters Memorial in downtown Indianapolis.

“The sacrifice our public servants make in service of others could result in their lives being forever affected, sometimes lost, by the injuries they sustain,” said Frye. “The committee looked into the planning of the monument and how other states and cities handled similar monument projects. This could be a way to show our gratitude for the service these men and women gave to our communities and offer a place for Hoosiers to reflect on the sacrifices made by our public safety officers.”

Frye said state lawmakers will work together to present this recommendation and funding options to the General Assembly next session.

More information about interim study committees and archived committee meetings can be found at iga.in.gov.

Frye represents Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties, as well as portions of Decatur, Jennings, Jefferson and Dearborn counties.

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