MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: THE PROTECTOR

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

THE PROTECTOR

A life-size, bronze sculpture entitled "The Protector" was unveiled at a memorial service held Sunday, September 21, 2008, in Harriman, Tennessee’s Riverfront Park, as police officers and sheriff's deputies from all across East Tennessee paused to remember their fallen brothers.


This is a beautiful little city park is where Judy and I frequently walk.


The park is situated on the banks of the Emory River, and is full of trees, flowers, and memorials to the fallen soldiers of war. There are also numerous benches dedicated to past city leaders and family loved ones. Therefore, it was a fitting location for “The Protector”.


The city of Harriman and its police department held the memorial service, and dedicated the statue to the memory of the region's 14 police officers and sheriff's deputies who died while serving their departments. The event was organized by Jesse Rittenhouse, the father of fallen police officer Matt Rittenhouse. The tribute also honored those who serve today.


6 comments:

Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

A fitting tribute to te heros who serve and protect.

Sarge Charlie said...

those are great, people just do not realize what these folks do....

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Very cool man. Reminds me of some of the monuments to the fallen soldiers on Ft. Hood. Very moving stuff.

catscratch said...

Very nice place to go and reflect.

pat houseworth said...

Good stuff Brother./....

Becky said...

What a nice tribute for those that get so little in return for what they do.