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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.

Report: Danbury Considering Memorial to Fallen Officers, Firefighters Report: Danbury Considering Memorial to Fallen Officers, Firefighters
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.

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