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Work to begin on Lansing memorial for fallen Michigan police officers

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A monument to Michigan police officers who have died in the line of duty will be built in Lansing as soon as next year.

The memorial would include the names of fallen police officers. Although the hope is always that no new  names will be added, officials said it should have the capacity to take names for the next 30 years.

John Szczubelek is the chairperson of the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument Fund Commission.

“This is a project that is being built adjacent to the Michigan Vietnam Memorial near the corner of Allegan and Butler streets near the capitol in downtown Lansing.”

Szczubelek said the cost of the memorial is roughly 1.8 million dollars. He said the project has been in the works since 2005.

Szczubelek said construction will begin no later than next spring.