HUNTSVILLE, Ala., February 06, 2008 -Intergraph President and CEO R. Halsey Wise presented a $15,000 donation to the Huntsville Police Citizens Foundation today that will be used to fund the Fallen Officers' Memorial in honor of local officers who have given their lives in the service to the Huntsville community.
Nine Huntsville police officers have died in the line of duty since 1883 and two officers, Daniel Golden and Eric Freeman, have given their lives since 2005. The Fallen Officers' Memorial will be constructed in front of the city's Department of Public Safety complex. The memorial, which is being managed by the Huntsville Police Memorial Committee, will consist of a statue and benches surrounded by engraved light bollards, placards and brick pavers. Individual donors have the opportunity to personalize the light bollards, placards and pavers.
"As a company with deep roots and a rich history in Huntsville, Intergraph is the first local business to contribute at such a significant level to the memorial to honor our fallen comrades," said Huntsville Police Citizens Foundation Chairman Mike Fees. "We are thankful for this generous donation to help make the memorial a reality."
"Each and every day, the men and women of the Huntsville Police Department put their lives on the line to ensure that our community remains a safe and peaceful place to live and work," Wise said. "Intergraph is grateful to these individuals for their role in protecting and serving Huntsville and to the officers who paid the ultimate price. We are honored to be a part of this community and to contribute toward preserving the memory of these heroes through the Fallen Officers' Memorial."
"We hope that other businesses in the area join Intergraph by allocating funds in support of the Fallen Officers' Memorial," said Mayor Loretta Spencer. "Knowing the respect of the Huntsville business community, I am confident that Intergraph will soon be joined by other contributors to support this worthy cause and addition to Huntsville."
Public Safety Director Rex Reynolds said, "On behalf of the men and women of the Huntsville Police Department, we are proud of our long term partnership with Intergraph, and very thankful for their contribution to this worthy endeavor. Today's donation will go a long way in helping us reach our goal of raising $500,000."
Intergraph, founded in 1969 and headquartered in Madison, Ala., is a global provider of spatial information management software. The company's public safety solutions protect one in 12 people in the world, including the greater Huntsville area. Intergraph provides the Huntsville Police Department with computerized 911 dispatch, records management and mobile solutions as well as prototype public safety technologies for evaluation.
Intergraph Corp. is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company's spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph's customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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