Area police union gets WTC beam for national police memorial E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   
In New York, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #333 in Dutchess County has facilitated the acquisition of a 2,200 pound piece of steel beam from the World Trade Center.

According to a report by the Mid-Hudson Valley News, the beam will be sent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. The beam will be on display at the National Law Enforcement Museum scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.

Dutchess FOP President Richard Dore of Poughkeepsie, who is a retired New York City fire marshal, said the union wanted to do its part to help make the museum the best it could be.

"We were happy to assist in doing this and getting it done for all the people in law enforcement across the country and we thought it would be nice as a Dutchess County lodge being from New York that we could help them out in DC," he said.

The Dutchess Fraternal Order is also obtaining a piece of beam to be installed as part of a memorial in front of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office in Poughkeepsie. That facility is scheduled to open this summer.

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