Shelter in Mission Park to be named after Otto Zehm

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by Othello Richards & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 6:27 AM

SPOKANE--A shelter in Spokane's Mission Park will soon be named in honor of Otto Zehm.
 
It's part of the settlement the city made with the Zehm family.

Spokane police beat, tasered and hogtied Zehm back in 2006.  He later died .
 
Monday the Spokane Park Board Land Committee met at City Hall following the mayor's formal request that the board consider naming the shelter in memory of Otto Zehm. 

The board has identified the park pavilion as the place to install a plaque.  It will include the words “In Memory of Otto Zehm.”  The plaque will be on cast metal.  Options include installing it on a support column, on the railing that encloses the shelter or placed on a pedestal.  Board members say they want the plaque to blend in, not look like an add-on.

The making and installation of the plaque is not being funded out of the park’s budget, but rather with the settlement the Zehm family received from the city.
 
Next month the Parks Board will look to approve the design.

The pavilion is a place Zehm enjoyed as a child. 

 

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