Friday, December 14, 2007

FB Fallen Officer Memorial/New Fire Station Sculpture

There are two important projects in Farmers Branch that each citizen can play an instrumental role in completing.

On August 27, 1983, Farmers Branch police officer L.C. Tribble was killed in the line of duty. Although vigorously investigated, this murder remains unsolved. And while we are very thankful that no other officer in Farmers Branch has lost their life while serving the community in the 24 years since, we should never forget that these courageous men and women put their lives on the line on a daily basis. To honor fallen Officer Tribble, and all the men and women who place themselves in danger for each of us, we are constructing a Tribble Memorial on the grounds of the Justice Center, at the corner of Valley View and Marsh. This picture is an artist's rendering of the memorial.

The other group of individuals who lay their lives on the line for the sake of others are our firefighters. We have an outstanding group of men and women serving in our firefighting corps, and as a key aspect of our new, state-of-the-art fire station opening in January, we want to include a sculpture in their honor. This sculpture will be dedicated to all the brave individuals who pull on the firefighters equipment and charge into dangerous places in order to save the lives of anyone in peril. I think you will agree that this is an outstanding statue, and is a perfect fit in Farmers Branch. We have a committed and hard-working group of individuals responsible for the outstanding sculptures you see around town today. I want us to have the resources to fill our town with artwork that beautifies the city, and speaks to the high esteem we hold for the ones who make our lives and lifestyle possible.

If you would like to contribute to either the Tribble Memorial, or the Firefighter sculpture, or both, please send a check to:

Farmers Branch City Hall
Attn: Cindee Peters, Tribble Memorial/Firefighter Sculpture
13000 William Dodson Parkway
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Thank you!
Tim Scott


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about bringing back memories.

I had the honor of knowing officer Tribble, of course his being both a long time customer and friend I ususally just called him Lowell.

You have no idea how very proud I feel right now, knowing our city has not forgotten this wonderful hero and that we will honor both him and all others who put their lives on the line for us every time they step out the door.

I attended the flag raising and ground breaking for Liberty Park and I couldn't help but wonder if a place would be made for our firefighters and policemen.

To know they will have their own, special place of honor is as it should be.

Whoever's idea this was, thank you so much and to those who protect us every day, the words thank you seems far too small for what you do.

Let me just say, you humble me with your sacrifice.

Garey Tarvin

December 14, 2007 at 6:44 PM 

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