Construction of Lubbock first responder memorial not far off - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Construction of Lubbock first responder memorial not far off

Future site of the First Responder memorial, 66th & Quaker Future site of the First Responder memorial, 66th & Quaker
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

As the anniversary of September 11 draws near, a memorial to Lubbock area first responders is closer to becoming a reality. The concrete slab is already done, according to and DPS Senior Corporal John Gonzalez.

"Work will start perhaps within a week or so," Gonzalez said.

Money for some aspects of the privately funded memorial has already been collected. "Lee Lewis donated a lot of it," Gonzalez said.

"We still need to raise money for statue," he said. He says organizers still need roughly $200,000.

The City of Lubbock set aside an area at 66th Street and Quaker Avenue that used to be the side of Godeke Library. The memorial will honor peace officers, firefighters and EMS in a 15-county region around Lubbock.

A fundraiser for the memorial is scheduled for Sunday at Elmore Park at South Loop & Quaker, which is right next door to the former Godeke site. The Blue Knights Texas 9 and the Gunslingers Lubbock Chapter will be hosting a motorcycle ride from Lubbock to Post. There is a $15 fee for drivers, $5 fee for passengers.

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