Lemonade for law enforcement: Young boys’ stand raises money for officers’ memorial
OKLAHOMA CITY – A week after asking for donations to help rebuild the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial, organizers say they received a pleasant surprise.
The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial is a way to remember the 784 officers killed in the line of duty in our state’s history.
“The original idea was just to expand it out to include six stones and when the contractor came out to give us an estimate, he made the comment, ‘You sure have a lot of water flow over this don’t you?’” said Dennis Lippe, chairman of the memorial.
Experts say rain water underneath the plaza is making it sink
Now, they are asking for $58,000 to fix the existing structure and expand the plaza.
This week, Lippe says he received a special donation for the memorial.
Two young boys set up a lemonade stand to help raise funds for the memorial.
The boys, who are sons of a Midwest City police officer, raised $50 for the organization, which was then matched by their parents.