Memorial Update: 4/24/2017

Ground has been broken and construction has begun! We visited the site to see the progress and to take a few pictures to show everyone who has been following this page!

Skip's Landscape has been working to prep the site along with trimming the existing bushes. It is exciting to see this become a reality after a little over a year's worth of planning and fundraising!

There is still time to donate to this effort and any amount helps!  We are also working to raise funds for the Robert A. Kozminski Memorial Scholarship which pays for one year of full tuition at Grand Rapids Community College for a student whose goal is to work in law enforcement. The recipient is chosen by Kozminski’s parents. 

Please consider donating today!

Service Above Selfie Award Given!

The Brann Family accepting the award for the GRPD Memorial Fund!

The Brann Family accepting the award for the GRPD Memorial Fund!

On April 15, 2017 the GRPD Memorial Fund was presented with a check at the Grand Rapids Griffens game for winning the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids, Service Above Selfie Contest!

 

We appreciate all the support this project has gotten and all the hard work people have put into the planning and fundraising! This has truly been an awe inspiring project!

Grand Rapids Police Park Memorial: Phase Two had Begun!

Phase Two of our fundraising effort has begun. With a kick off event that happened tonight thanks to The HUGE Show with the Patriot's Day: Huge Show/WBBL/Brann's Fundraiser. We need your help to meet our goal!

Hear more on Phase Two by going to our Facebook event and clicking "Going" or "Interested" to get updates here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639212599714571/

The fundraiser was a success!

We would like to thank everyone who came out to Celebration Cinema to see Patriot's Day to help raise money for the GRPD Police Park Memorial. Including Chief Rahinsky. We were very excited that you could join us! We would also like to thank The Huge Show - WBBL and Celebration Cinema North for their help!

Patriot's Day: Huge Show/WBBL/Brann's Fundraiser

The HUGE Show and Brann's Steakhouse & Grille are hosting a special screening of the movie " Patriots Day " to benefit GRPD Fallen Officers Memorial on Monday Jan 23rd at 7pm at Celebration Cinema North In GR. Tickets are 25 dollars including pop and popcorn. Proceeds go to the memorial fund. Tickets on sale now at www.celebrationcinema.com and at the box office.

Patriot's Day
Rating: R
Runtime: 133 Minutes
Starring: J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, John Goodman, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon
Director: Peter Berg
Genre: Drama/Thriller

Proceeds going to the Grand Rapids Park Memorial Fund. 

Synopsis: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Link for Tickets: https://celebrationcinema.com/movie/Patriot%27s+Day%3a+Huge+Show%2fWBBL%2fBrann%27s+Fundraiser/1-23-2017

Request for Commemorative Sign Designation

The City of Grand Rapids has received a request to designate Tamarack Ave from Leonard St. to Richmond St. with the Commemorative Name Designation of Officer Bob Kozminski Way. NOTE: Tamarack Ave would remain the official name and all signs for Tamarack would remain in place. The City Commission has scheduled a public hearing on November 15, 2016 at 7 PM in the City Commission Chambers on the 9th floor of City Hall (300 Monroe Ave. NW) for the purpose of hearing comments from all interested parties concerning this proposed commemorative designation referenced in the images. See the images for the original notice with all details and map.

Update: The Memorial Design is Here!

We are excited to unveil the design for the memorial at Richmond Park! We think it looks fantastic!

We are excited to unveil the preliminary design plan of the Memorial by Skip's Landscape, Design & Construction. Please continue to share and promote the memorial! We still have to hit the goal! There is still time to buy an engraved brick by coming into our office or online at: http://westgrand.org/grpdmemorialfund