October 9, 2013
The Virginia Public Safety Foundation is raising money for a new memorial to fallen public safety workers. The foundation held a 'Public Safety Day' at CiCi's Pizza in Albemarle Square Shopping Center on Wednesday to raise awareness and funds.
The number of fallen public safety workers in Virginia is around 800.
Matthew Gray, with the Virginia Public Safety Foundation, says that Virginia is behind the curve.
"Virginia is one of only five states in the country that doesn't have a public safety memorial honoring men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community. Including a number of people from Charlottesville and the surrounding counties so its important that we get this project done."
The planned memorial will be built on the State Capitol Grounds in Richmond.