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Va. Beach plans new memorial for fallen officers

Thursday - 2/23/2012, 10:48am  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach soon will have a new memorial honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of the duty in the city.

Media outlets report the Virginia Beach Police Foundation broke ground for the project this week. The memorial is expected to be completed in May.

The Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Officers Memorial will be 19 feet tall, 10 feet wide and will feature three bronze sculptures of police officers. Its granite base will contain the names of local, state and federal officers who died in the line of duty in Virginia Beach.

The memorial will be located at the corner of 35th Street and the Boardwalk.

Foundation president Jake Jacocks says the existing memorial at police headquarters is smaller.

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