“Wall of Honor”

Last summer, we announced that we would be embarking on a Taylor Police
Department “Wall of Honor” to be installed behind our Police Statue in front of
the Police Station. The Wall of Honor is to be a memorial wall in tribute of our
fallen officers Cpl. Matthew Edwards and Auxiliary Lt. Dan Kromer, who were
killed in 2010 less than two months apart. Cpl. Edwards was shot responding to a
domestic violence and Auxiliary Lt. Kromer was struck by a vehicle on I-94 while
assisting a motorist. Plans are underway for a large black granite wall
measuring 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide. There will be a blue line running
behind our Department’s emblem. The Wall will list the names of Cpl. Edwards and
Auxiliary Lt. Kromer. We plan a special unveiling ceremony of the TPD “Wall of
Honor” on the second anniversary of Cpl. Matthew Edwards death on July 23, 2012.
The Taylor Fraternal Order of Police has enough funds to get the project off the
ground, but more is needed. We are seeking the community’s involvement to help
make this a proper and special memorial. As we did with “The Protector” statue,
we have a “Buy-a-Brick” program offered to anyone wishing to make a donation.All
checks can be written to the Taylor Police Department DARE "Statue Fund" to make
a donation. The custom bricks will be inscribed with your family name and will
be placed near the base of the statue. The bricks will be added to the existing
bricks surrounding the statue. Also, the names of all corporate or private
donors giving $1,000 or more will have their names engraved as major
contributors on the back of the Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor is visible from
all sides. These donors will be considered the “Blue Knight” level of
sponsorship. Also, in an effort to reciprocate to the community, TPD will join
with Downriver Fish & Loaves to sponsor a Taylor Police Fallen Officers Food
Drive from July 16 to 30. There will be several drop off sites throughout the
community including the Police Station. On behalf of the Taylor Fraternal Order
of Police, I would like to thank you for your continued support. If you would
like to make a financial donation or interested in purchasing a brick, please
contact Mary at 734-374-1531 or msclabassi@ci.taylor.mi.us.

Wall of Honor