Department of Corrections Raffles Playhouse for Public Safety Memorial

By: Estephany Escobar
By: Estephany Escobar

People in the valley are helping fund a memorial for those who keep the community safe.

The Virginia Department of Corrections said it sold 3,000 raffle tickets between Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro.

Members of the Virginia Public Safety Foundation drew the winning ticket of this playhouse.

The Department of Corrections raised $4,000.

The money will go toward building the Virginia Public Safety Memorial in Richmond.

The memorial costs nearly $2 million.

The monument wants to honor law enforcement officers who lost their life in the line of duty.

Ron Czerniakowski who bought a raffle ticket but didn't win said he thinks it's important to help the community.

" I think our personnel sometimes don't get noticed like they should so this is a good cause so any money going in there is a win no matter what."

The Virginia Public Safety Foundation said Virginia is one of six states without a memorial for public safety officers.

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