The only consistent visitor to the Coliseum is moving on.
A Richmond police memorial for officers who lost their lives in the line of duty is slated to receive a new home near the Virginia War Memorial Carillon at William Byrd Park.
Convinced that the memorial has not been properly cared for over the years and lacks adequate visibility, a retired Richmond police patrolman has led a campaign to relocate the memorial.
“This site provides all the standards that we established for a new location: visibility, accessibility, compatibility, especially for children and the elderly,” retired patrolman Glenwood Burley said in a news conference Tuesday,
For details and a bit of history on the statue check out the excellent post on the unfortunately defunct site Richmond on the James by Phil Riggan.
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