HOW IT STARTED AND HOW IT WAS COMPLETED
Sheriff Kevin Joyce reached out to the National September 11 Memorial committee in New York City and secured three pieces of steel from the destroyed World Trade Center buildings. The piece pictured to the right was earmarked for the Maine Public Safety Pipe and Drum Corps (MPSPDC). The other two, which were nearly identical, went to Rockport and the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.
A committee of Veterans from the Sheriff's Office gathered to discuss the best way to display the steel and honor all that have fallen as a result of the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001.
This page is an informational and dedication to the efforts involved by Sheriff's Office members in designing just the right memorial.
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office would like to thank artist Gregory Ondo who dedicated countless hours of his time and energy helping to design and construct the memorial, as well as donating the two granite pillars supporting the steel.
Thank you to the Cumberland County Facilities Department headed by Bruce Tarbox for their work and donation of materials and expertise to the project.
Finally, thank you to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Community Corrections Grounds Crew that were present between July and September of 2017 for their hard work ensuring the plantings were in place and for general labor as needed.