Eagle Scout project honors local police officers who lost their lives while on duty; families touched by efforts



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Lesley Phillips, wife of fallen officer Will Phillips, kneels beside the memorial to read its inscription to her son, Bryson, 6. Will Phillips was killed in a hit-and-run accident in 2010. (Noelle M. Steele / Daily Reporter)


About 200 people gathered at the Hancock County Fraternal Order of Police lodge Saturday for the unveiling of a memorial to honor fallen officers. The memorial was the Eagle Scout project of Gage Williamson of Greenfield. Local officers pitched the idea of a memorial, and Gage ran with it. He says he would like to become a police officer some day. (Photo/Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)


GREENFIELD — An Eagle Scout project more than two years in the making came to fruition Saturday before a crowd of supporters who came together to cheer on a local teen’s efforts.

About 200 people gathered alongside Scout Gage Williamson, 16, of Greenfield, at the Hancock County Fraternal Order of Police lodge for the unveiling of a memorial honoring officers who lost their lives while on duty.

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