Monument for injured public safety workers on the horizon

Indianapolis, In. — The Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs voted Thursday at the Statehouse to recommend the construction of an injured public safety officer monument in Indianapolis, according to Republican state representative from Greensburg Randy Frye.

Frye, chair of the committee, said the monument could be built close to the Indiana Law Enforcement and Firefighters Memorial in downtown Indianapolis.

“The sacrifice our public servants make in service of others could result in their lives being forever affected, sometimes lost, by the injuries they sustain,” Frye said. “The committee looked into the planning of the monument and how other states and cities handled similar monument projects. This could be a way to show our gratitude for the service these men and women gave to our communities and offer a place for Hoosiers to reflect on the sacrifices made by our public safety officers.”

Frye said state lawmakers will work together to present this recommendation and funding options to the General Assembly next session.