Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Lakewood invites the Pierce County Community to a Presentation Ceremony and Public Unveiling of a Memorial to Pierce County First Responders. The program will take place at Mountain View, 4100 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood on Thursday April 28 at 3 pm. The Memorial honors First Responders who have fallen in the line of duty.
The Memorial includes two polished black granite blocks with photographic images of local police and firefighters, engraved by a process called diamond etching. Two additional blocks list the names, end-of-watch dates (dates of death) and agencies of 54 First Responders from Pierce County who died in the line of duty, the first in 1891. Construction began in September 2010 after 5 years of planning. Completion of the Memorial became a top priority after the tragic deaths in 2009 of 5 law enforcement officers from Pierce County.