HOLT, Mich. — Moore Trosper Construction Company, based in Holt, Michigan, completed the site work for the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument, dedicated July 27.
Work began October 2018. The July 27 dedication was attended by hundreds of people from across the state, including survivors and friends of Michigan’s fallen law enforcement officers as well as active and retired officers.
Moore Trosper’s scope of work included all structural and concrete pavement work, electrical, pavers and landscaping.
“We realize the gravitas of this project,” said Ted Moore, president of Moore Trosper. “We’re honored that our work will help honor the nearly 600 officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while making our communities safer."
The monument in downtown Lansing incorporates a 0.85-acre area that is 295 feet by 130 feet. It is coined the "Sentinel" because it will feature 10 sentinels that are 4-by-8 metal panels engraved with the names of fallen officers. The sentinels are surrounded by a paver plaza; concrete walks, retaining walls and seating; in-grade lighting and landscaping. Also included are two flagpoles and two bike racks.
Moore Trosper Project Manager Dave Evans added, "Moore Trosper is particularly well suited for this type of project because we self-perform the concrete work. It's one of our specialties.”
The monument is located within Veterans Memorial Park, at the corner of Allegan Street and Butler Boulevard. It is west of the Capitol building and north of the Library of Michigan building.
The monument contract was awarded by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
About Moore Trosper Construction Company
Founded in 1982, Moore Trosper Construction Company is a Native American-owned company based in Holt, Michigan. With expertise in construction management, general contracting, design-build and concrete services, Moore Trosper is an award-winning firm with a solid footprint across the state. Each member of its highly skilled team is responsible for adopting the principles of its quality policy and completing work in accordance with ISO standards. Moore Trosper prides itself on surpassing client expectations and over-delivering on the unique needs of each project while implementing cost-conscious strategies. Harold Moore and James Trosper founded the company that is now operated by Harold’s sons, Brian Moore and Theron “Ted” Moore. For information, visit www.mooretrosper.com, or follow on Facebook, www.facebook.com/MooreTrosper.
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Photos captions – MLEOM dedication July 27, 2019
Moore-Trosper a10-12 – (photos of the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument dedication)
Moore-Trosper b2 – Moore Trosper President Ted Moore and MLEOM Monument Fund Commission Chairperson Lin Emmert stand by the monument’s recognition wall at the dedication. Emmert is mother to fallen officer Scott Flahive.
Moore-Trosper b5 – Moore Trosper President Ted Moore, left, and Project Manager Dave Evans, right, with long-time friend Gene Wriggelsworth, retired Ingham County sheriff, at the MLEOM dedication.
Moore-Trosper c1 – Nearly 600 names of fallen officers are represented on the 10 metal sentinels. Debbie Decker pays tribute to her brother, Scott Stewart, who died in the line of duty as a Detroit police officer in 2002.