COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – The City of Coeur d’Alene broke ground Thursday on the construction of a memorial for an officer who was killed in the line of duty back in 2015.

Sgt. Greg Moore was shot and killed on May 5, 2015 while on duty. His call sign was K27.

The groundbreaking was held at 5:30 p.m. at McEuen Park’s pedestrian bridge. City leaders said the K27 Memorial project was privately fundraised. It will be called the Thin Blue Line Memorial and it will honor Moore along with other fallen law enforcement officers.

Fundraising on the first phase of construction has been successfully completed, according to city leaders. The Panhandle Parks Foundation is asking the community to continue to donate to help provide for additional amenities like benches, landscaping, lighting and more.

When the memorial is complete it will include three waterfalls, and 18 benches. Fundraisers are hoping for about $30,000 to complete it. Officials said the first phase of the project should be complete before Thanksgiving.

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