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  • Monument Name

    Law Enforcement Memorial, Newland

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    First Responders

  • City

    Newland

  • County

    Avery

  • Description

    The monument is a granite block with a flat arch top on a single base similar in form to a tombstone. On the front an American Flag is incised on the top left and a law enforcement officer shield incised on the top right. Incised on the rear are a police officer shield, the crest for the Fraternal Order of Police and a six pointed sheriff’s office badge.

    Images: Monument back

  • Inscription

    Front: AVERY COUNTY LAW / ENFORCEMENT / MEMORIAL / REMEMBERING / THOSE WHO / SERVED AND / GAVE ALL

    Rear: OFFICERS KILLED / IN THE LINE OF DUTY / E.O.W. / ZEB WINTERS JAN. 12, 1912 / WILLIAM BURLESON APR. 26, 1923 / HARDY COFFEE APR. 6, 1936 / ALVIN JONES AUG. 5, 1939 / MAX DANIELS MAY 16, 1949 / GLEN H. HICKS FEB. 20, 2003 / “SOME GAVE ALL”

  • Custodian

    Avery County

  • Dedication Date

    1980’s or 1990’s

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.086940 , -81.926500 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Avery officers struck down in line of duty remembered in solemn service," AveryJournal.com, May 30, 2015, http://www.averyjournal.com, (accessed April 4, 2016) Link

      Hardy, Michael. “Our Avery County: Monuments And Memorials In Avery County,” The Avery Journal (Newland, NC), http://www.averyjournal.com/, July 19, 2014, (accessed November 23, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Location

    The memorial is located on the Newland Town Square across the street from the Avery County Courthouse, at 200 Montezuma Street in Newland, NC. The Avery County Veterans Memorial is right behind it. September 11, 2001 Memorial is located across the square from the marker.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands in a well maintained park in the center of Newland. Shrubs have been planted around the monuments which are shaded by large trees.

  • Post Dedication Use

    Annual Memorial Day celebrations are held on Newland Town Square in front of memorials.

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