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Report: Danbury Considering Memorial to Fallen Officers, Firefighters

City thinking about replacing an abandoned home with a memorial to Danbury's fallen.

357 Main Street, Danbury. Photo Credit: Vision Appraisal
357 Main Street, Danbury. Photo Credit: Vision Appraisal
Tuesday night, Danbury’s City Council will be discussing the acquisition of a small, abandoned property on Main Street to be turned into a memorial for fallen Danbury police officers and firefighters.

Watch the Council meeting live online.

According to the Danbury News-Times, Mayor Mark Boughton has been working with the property managers to reach a deal for the small white house at 357 Main Street for around $120,000. (The property was appraised at $208,300 in 2012, according to Vision Appraisal.)

If the deal goes through, the house would be razed and a memorial erected in honor of the city’s fallen heroes, including Officer Donald Hassiak, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in New Milford in 2010 while riding his bike to work in Danbury.

News-Times reporter Rob Ryser quotes longtime local business owner Jeff Jennings approving of both the idea and the location.

“That is a nice idea up there,” Jennings told Ryser. “It would be very visible.”

Read more about the pending land deal and proposed memorial on NewsTimes.com.

kiia ribeiro July 02, 2014 at 12:45 PM
This home was not abandoned, it was owned by two wonderful people who passed away suddenly. Very sad.

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