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THE NEW ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MEMORIAL PARK WAS DEDICATED TUESDAY IN DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD…HONORING 67 FALLEN TROOPERS. 

THE PARK HAS BEEN YEARS IN THE MAKING AND PAYS TRIBUTE TO TROOPERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. THAT INCLUDES SERGEANT ERIN HEHL WHO WAS KILLED IN A HELICOPTER CRASH DURING A TRAINING EXERCISE IN 1997. HER HUSBAND BOB SPOKE AT THE CEREMONY.

THE PARK FEATURES A BLACK GRANITE MEMORIAL WALL ETCHED WITH THE NAMES OF FALLEN TROOPERS AND WILL SOON HAVE BENCHES, LANDSCAPING AND A REFLECTING POOL.

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