Photos: Grove of trees dedicated to honor public safety officers

Published: Friday, April 27 2012 12:20 p.m. MDT

Kam Thiele holds a Tracy Aviary Golden Eagle named Nizhoni during an Arbor Day celebration with the dedication of 151 trees in the Grove of Gratitude at Riverside Park in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 27, 2012. The grove was planted as a remembrance and recognition for past, current and future public safety officers in service to the residents of Salt Lake City.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — After a week of work that brought community volunteers, police officers, firefighters and City park staffers together to plant 150 trees, the Grove of Gratitude at Riverside Park, 700 N. 1400 West, was formally dedicated on Friday.

The grove was planted as a remembrance and recognition for past, current and future public safety officers in service to the residents of Salt Lake City.

Members of Salt Lake City's YouthCity program, West High Women's Lacrosse, Neil's Pro Baseball Little League Team, Salt Lake City Police Department Volunteer Corps and Explorers, Salt Lake City Parks, Mayor Ralph Becker's office, Service in the City volunteers and Salt Lake City Police and Fire began planting the trees Monday, culminating in Friday's event.

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