Optima Health Donates $75K to VA Beach Police Foundation
Donation supports memorial that honors fallen officers
Optima Health recently donated $75K to the Virginia Beach Police Foundation to support a city memorial that honors fallen Virginia Beach law enforcement officers.
“On behalf of the members of our team at Optima Health and Sentara Healthcare, many of whom are the grateful recipients of the services of Virginia Beach’s police officers and safety professionals, we are pleased to contribute to the Virginia Beach Police Foundation’s memorial tribute. The park will be a source of comfort to the officers’ families and cause all citizens to pause, reflect and thank our fallen officers for their sacrifice. We are also mindful of the needs of the families of the lost officers and acknowledge them with a contribution intended to provide some assistance to them at their time of grief.”
The police memorial is a symbol of the bravery and trust that law enforcement officers represent to the community. The memorial features a 13’ tall granite base with laser-etched police and sheriff’s badge, topped with three officers representing the Virginia Beach Police Department—the Sheriff’s Department, state, and federal agencies that protect the citizens of Virginia Beach. Interlocking hands symbolize the support they provide each other and their reach to the citizens. Inscribed on the base will be names of fallen officers. The memorial is scheduled to be unveiled on the Virginia Beach boardwalk at 35th Street on May 12, 2012.
The Virginia Beach Police Foundation is a charitable, non-profit, private organization distinct and separate from the Virginia Beach Police Department and the City of Virginia Beach whose mission is to provide financial support to the families of future fallen officers and to the Virginia Beach Police Department, along with building this memorial.