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Groundbreaking ceremony held for Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial

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Artist rendering of the memorial. Artist rendering of the memorial.
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Flag Day for the Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial in Salem.

The memorial will be located in front of the Public Service Building on the Capitol Mall and honors 33 troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

It will feature a black basalt wall with names of the fallen troopers, and in the center will be a map of Oregon with stars showing where each death occurred. An unfinished column will be placed in the middle to symbolize troopers who will never be able to finish their job. 

The memorial is scheduled to be completed in October.

More than $235,000 has been raised for the project. Donations are continuing to be accepted at OSPMemorial.org

A Fallen Trooper Memorial Run will be held July 9 at Champoeg State Park.

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