National Peace Officer Memorial Day

Fundraising Effort for Bridgeport Police Memorial

Mayor Bill Finch and the leadership of Bridgeport Police Union Local 1159 announced plans for a July fundraiser with a goal of raising $50,000 toward a Bridgeport Police Memorial outside Police Headquarters on Congress Street. Tens of thousands of private sector dollars already have been raised to match the public investment in the important project. On Wednesday, National Peace Officer Memorial Day, Mayor Finch honored Bridgeport’s Police Officers for the dangerous work they do every day to keep residents safe. “On average, one American law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty every 57 hours,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “It is a dangerous and difficult job. Tragically, some don’t make it home at the end of their shift…

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