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Glendale plans to rotate public safety memorial

Glendale plans to rotate public safety memorial

CREATED Dec 17, 2012

Web Producer: Mekita Rivas

PHOENIX (AP) - The city of Glendale plans to spend more than $23,000 to reposition a statue honoring police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty after people noticed the monument seemed slightly askew.

The Arizona Republic reports that firefighters depicted on the Glendale Public Safety Memorial were more visible to visitors walking up to the monument than the police officers were.

The intent behind rotating the bronze statue 160 degrees is to equally depict the sacrifices of each department.

It wasn't until after the monument was installed that people noticed the firefighters were more prominently displayed.

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