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Rathdrum fundraiser collects $3,000 for fallen officer memorial

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RATHDRUM, Idaho -

A fundraiser at the Rathdrum McDonald's last week raised more than $3,000 for a Coeur d'Alene memorial honoring Sgt. Greg Moore and fallen officers nationwide.

The owners of the McDonald's, Tim and Terri Skubitz, presented Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Midmyer with a check for $3,006.43 on Friday. The fundraiser was held during Rathdrum Days and mayors from all Kootenai County cities participated.

“This was an amazing gesture by Tim and Terri that we can never forget, and we hope their volunteerism will serve as an example for others, especially business owners, who support this important memorial and would like to donate to its construction,” Mayor Widmyer said.

The mayor and a group of community volunteers are leading the charge for a $850,000, privately fundraised K27 Memorial to be placed in the city’s McEuen Park, just south of the 4th Street park bridge. It will include three 8-foot-tall water falls, a stream, and contemplative venue areas for visitors to respect, honor, and remember all fallen officers killed in the line of duty. So far more than $30,000 has been raised for the project.The mayor and a group of community volunteers are leading the charge for a $850,000, privately fundraised K27 Memorial to be placed in the city’s McEuen Park, just south of the 4th Street park bridge. It will include three 8-foot-tall water falls, a stream, and contemplative venue areas for visitors to respect, honor, and remember all fallen officers killed in the line of duty. So far more than $30,000 has been raised for the project.

Those interested in donating to the project can do so online at www.wefund4u.com/fundraiser/sergeantgregmoorememorialfund or mail a check to “Greg Moore Memorial Fund,” c/o Mayor Steve Widmyer, Coeur d’Alene City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID  83814.

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