By Geoff Piper, Community Outreach Coordinator, Mountain View Funeral Home
On December 6th at 7pm, Ron Messenger, General Manager of Mountain View Funeral Home, and Dan Lasham, Funeral Home Manager, will be attending the Lakewood City Council Meeting to present a Police Memorial Plaque to the City and the Lakewood Police Department. The bronze plaque honors the 4 Lakewood Police personnel – Sgt. Mark Renninger, Officer Tina Griswold, Officer Ronald Owens and Officer Greg Richards – whose lives were taken while on duty on November 29, 2009. Soon after the tragic loss, Mountain View management and staff wanted to honor the four and to express support for the Lakewood community and police department. “We really wanted to do something for the Lakewood PD and City of Lakewood in memory of the four officers,” said Messenger. The plaque resulted from this desire and consultations with police and city leaders about an appropriate memorial. City and police officials will determine where the memorial plaque will be located.