City of Trumann begins Hero Park project honoring fallen heroes

TRUMANN, AR (KAIT)-  A Region 8 community gathered to honor their fallen heroes.

In the last few years, Trumann has lost Police Chief Larry Blagg, Police Officer Jonathan Schmidt and Fire Chief Rick Winkles all in the line of duty. To honor their memory, the city is constructing a Heroes Park.

City officials and residents gathered Tuesday at the Trumann Sports Complex for the groundbreaking ceremony.

Trumann Mayor Sheila Walters said, "I'm honored to have known these individuals in their life. And we're just grateful that the community, our community always steps up."

Construction on the Heroes Park will begin as soon as weather permits.

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