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Bernalillo County Public Safety Memorial Ribbon-Cutting Scheduled

09/20/2017
12:07 PM
Catherine Lopez, O (505) 224-1641 C (505) 259-0312 - cathylopez@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County, along with the public safety community, will formally present the first of two Bernalillo County public safety memorials to the community at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that will take place Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m. The East Mountain memorial is located at 49 Public School Road in Tijeras, NM, across the roadway from the Deputy James McGrane Public Safety Center.

County Commissioner Wayne Johnson invites the community to the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The memorial honors and remembers law enforcement officers, firefighters, corrections officers and first responders who have given their lives protecting others. Those being memorialized are fallen Bernalillo County, City of Albuquerque, federal, state, and local agency public safety officers who served or lived in Bernalillo County.

"I am extremely gratified that after far too many years the men and women who gave their lives to keep us all safe are finally receiving the kind of permanent public tribute that they have earned," states Commissioner Johnson. "These two memorials will serve as a reminder of the dedication and sacrifice made by those who gave their all and their families who lost their loved one so that we could live in peace and safety."

Later this fall, the second Bernalillo County Public Safety Memorial, located at Arroyo del Oso Park, will be completed and have its own ribbon-cutting ceremony. The public will be notified of the event details as they become available.

Residents unable to attend Saturday’s ceremony can see it live on Facebook on the county’s Facebook account.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $500 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.

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