What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 22, 2011

Can you help complete the Fallen Heroes Memorial?

Via Councilman Bill Peduto yesterday:
People Asked to Help Complete Memorial Needed 200 in 2 weeks

PITTSBURGH – April 4th will mark the two year anniversary of the tragic and untimely death of three of Pittsburgh’s finest. Last year on April 4th, the community came together to announce the plans for a permanent memorial to be built at St. Joseph’s church on Liberty Avenue. This April 4th, on the two year anniversary, plans are in place to unveil this important tribute.

In order to complete the last of the fundraising, Councilman William Peduto and the Fallen Heroes Memorial Committee will announce today the launch of a new memorial patron campaign. In the next two weeks, 200 people will have the opportunity to become patrons of the memorial by donating $100. Patrons will receive a commemorative certificate and window decal to represent their important role in finishing this memorial.

The press conference will take place at 1:30 PM today at St. Joseph’s Church - 4712 Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield (Intersection of Liberty and Pearl).

For those not able to attend, please note that someone can become a patron by:

1) Mailing a contribution to

Permanent Memorial for Fallen Heroes
c/o Bloomfield Development Corporation
366 Gross St.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15224

2)online: http://www.bloomfieldnow.com/

3)By phone at 412-681-8800


Ol' Froth said...

Sent my donation!

Patricia A. O'Malley said...

I'm sorry, but no. I do feel for the families of the officers, but I am so tired of seeing cops' families begging for handouts.

My husband has been a union ironworker for 32 years. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, his job is TWICE as dangerous as a police officer's. And cops have better death benefits.

We have been to more friends' funerals than I care to remember.
But you will NEVER see Ironworker familes begging for cash on television after one of them dies on the job.