The committee behind a memorial park commemorating an RCMP officer who was killed in the line of duty this past June announced they have reached their fundraising goal.
The Constable Shelby Patton Memorial Park Development Committee, which is behind the park in the town of Indian Head, has raised $155,400, more than their original goal of $150,000.
“The establishment of this memorial park is extremely important to the members of the Indian Head RCMP Detachment because it recognizes the ultimate sacrifice that Const. Patton made while protecting the public,” RCMP Sergeant Ryan Case said in a written release. “The park will also serve as a reminder for years to come of the dangers and sacrifices that all emergency personnel make on a daily basis.”
Patton was killed during a traffic stop in Wolseley on June 12th.