Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation Funds Jacksonville Police Memorial Statues
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 10, 2018 — The Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation, a family-run charitable organization dedicated to creating a generational legacy of giving, donated funds to honor the memory of the 61 Jacksonville police officers who have been killed in the line of duty over the city’s 178-year history.
In a ceremony on April 28, more than 200 friends and family members of the fallen officers gathered as the Fallen Officers Memorial Wall was unveiled. The monument, first suggested by Eagle Scout Adam Resch and made possible by the Foundation’s donation, features three statues that flank a black granite wall engraved with the names of the fallen officers.
After reading off the names on the wall, officer Mike Richardson led a Flag Fold presentation, which was followed by a 21-gun salute and a missing man flyover, both performed by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard.
In a speech given at the ceremony, philanthropist and director of the Finker-Frenker Family Foundation Dr. Lazar Finker thanked the men and women of the Jacksonville police force, who risk their lives every day to serve their community.
“We are happy our donation was able to honor their memory,” he said. “This memorial not only rallies support for the families of fallen officers in Jacksonville, but across the United States as well.”
About The Finker-Frenkel Family Foundation
Founded by Dr. Lazar Finker and Dr. Raissa Frenkel in 2013, The Finker Frenkel Family Foundation is a family-run charitable organization dedicated to creating a generational legacy of giving. By focusing primarily on funding medical, educational and child wellness initiatives, the Foundation invests directly in the future of the international community. For more information, visit FinkerFrenkel.org.