Memorial to fallen first responders dedicated in Camden County

The granite monument is a 20-year project.

David Madden
June 02, 2018 - 9:30 pm
Camden County Memorial

Photo credit: Dan Keashen, Camden County

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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) --There's a new memorial set up in Camden County to honor those who gave their lives protecting their neighbors in time of need. 
    
The granite monument at the county's Emergency Training Center in Gloucester Township is a 20-year project. All but six months to find a site, agree on a design and obtain the funding.
    
"We had unveiled the monument which includes 68 names of local Camden County first responders who've lost their life in the course of duty," Freeholder Bill Moen told KYW Newsradio.
    
Among them, two canines, dating back to the early 1900's. $60,000 to cover the cost came from the county and the Firemen's and Fire Chiefs Association. EP Henry also donated materials for the memorial. 
    
"It's something that between our local police, fire and EMS community has been something that has been kicked around and proposed," Moen added. "And finally over the course of the last few years the freeholder board had participated in conversations with our local first responders to determine a method in terms of funding and design work."
    
It'll serve as a constant reminder of those who paid the ultimate price in the name of public safety.