In Orlando Florida, on February 10th 2014, Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine a 2-year veteran from the Orange Country Sheriff's Office, was responding to a call on multiple car break-ins when he was shot and killed by the suspected burglar. To honour the sacrifice of Scott Pine, the Homeowner’s Association in the neighbourhood where he was killed, designed and install a memorial replicating the officer’s badge.
A local custom masonry contractor, Jim Doane, started with the preparations of the 5.2m badge to coincide with the one year anniversary of the tragedy. From the time the project was approved, to the night of the dedication ceremony was only 15 days, so Jim was faced with a tough challenge to get the memorial finished very quickly.
“It’s impossible to take on a project like this one and not get personally involved. Despite the short timeline and environmental challenges, there was no way any of us were going to let the community down. The tile supplier and LATICRETE eagerly donated the materials, and the finished memorial is beautiful.” ~ Jim Doane, Jimbo’s Creative Masonry.
All those who were involved with the project shared a commitment to honouring the memory of Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine in a meaningful and permanent way. All the pieces of the project came together and were installed in time for the dedication ceremony and the monument provides a lasting tribute to the officer’s sacrifice. Read the full Project Spotlight here.
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