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Chandler Firefighter (Public Safety) Memorial

Chandler Firefighter MemorialOn Sept. 11, 2009, the City of Chandler dedicated a new Public Safety Plaza and memorial to honor police officers and firefighters who have been killed while serving their community.    
   
The memorial features two larger-than-life bronze panel sculptures – one representing Police and one Fire personnel. The panels  – titled "To Protect & To Serve" – sit on two granite walls. On the back of each wall is the logo of the respective department, a prayer, and the names of Chandler officers and firefighters lost in the line of duty.

The Chandler Police memorial lists the names of three officers:
James R. Snedigar, Robert J. Nielsen and Carlos L. Ledesma.

We are fortunate that the Chandler Fire memorial does not have any names listed at this time.

The memorial plaza is located between the Chandler Police Department and the new Chandler Fire Department headquarters, on the south side of Boston St., west of Delaware St. 

About the Artists:
The Chandler Arts Commission selected the artists and finalist proposal and the City Council approved the $145,000 expenditure from the Municipal Arts Fund, an allocation for art of one percent of the construction dollars for the new Fire Administration building. Artists Jesus and Adam Romo created the memorial. Jesus Romo is a former 27-year veteran firefighter in Sacramento, Calif.

Members of the Chandler Fire and Police Departments' Honor Guards and Pipes and Drums, at the dedication ceremony for the Public Safety Memorial Plaza on Sept. 11, 2009.Support the 100 Club
The 100 Club of Arizona is a nonprofit organization committed to standing behind the men and women who stand behind the badge. The organization raises funds to assist firefighters and public safety officers who are seriously injured or killed in the line-of-duty, and to provide resources to them and their families that will help to enhance their safety and welfare. The members of the 100 Club are committed to supporting the needs of public safety agencies and their front-line officers and firefighters who place their lives at risk while in the performance of their duties.

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