Public safety statue could be built in front of Cedar Park Police Department headquarters

The city of Cedar Park may commission a public safety statue that will sit at the Cedar Park Police Department during its first meeting of 2018.

The city of Cedar Park may commission a public safety statue that will sit at the Cedar Park Police Department during its first meeting of 2018.

The city of Cedar Park is looking to increase its art collection and will consider commissioning a public safety statue that will sit at the Cedar Park Police Department during its first meeting of 2018.

According to the Jan. 11 City Council agenda packet, the proposed sculpture is meant to honor those who have served the city as public safety professionals, and it will serve as a memorial to those that have been killed in the line of duty.

City Council plans to take action that would authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement with artist Daniel Borup for $72,000 to commission the statue. The proposed design will feature two bronze figures—a firefighter and a police officer—on a raised platform, according to city documents. Three plaques will remember two police officers and one volunteer firefighter who have been killed in the line of duty—Officer William Laws, Officer Leonard Reed and Volunteer Firefighter Wayne Buford.
By Caitlin Perrone
Caitlin covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils and reports on education, transportation, government and business news. She is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. Most recently, Caitlin produced a large-scale investigative project with The Dallas Morning News and led education coverage in the Brazos Valley at The Bryan-College Station Eagle. After interning with Community Impact Newspaper for two summers, she joined the staff as a reporter in 2015.


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