Thursday, August 22, 2019

To Serve and Protect


I found this bronze statue in Scottsdale in front of a police station.  It's called "To Serve and Protect" and it was created by artist Jeff Carol Davenport.

However, the story doesn't end there.  Although the statue belongs to the City of Scottsdale's Public Art portfolio, the idea for the statue was conceived of by Scottsdale Police Officer Ron Gorski who single handedly raised the funds to have it commissioned.  Nice work Officer Ron!

The Tempe Arizona Foundry donated its foundry services to complete the project.  A true community effort.

10 comments:

Karl said...

Beautiful statue, The little girl looks up to him so hopefully.

biebkriebels said...

Very realistic, nice done.

Andy said...

To serve and protect. The way the young girl is looking up to the officer makes it a touching moment.

RedPat said...

Nice one, Sharon! It feels a bit retro - maybe because of the dress.

William Kendall said...

It is well done.

bill said...

Beautiful statue and it's pretty impressive that one officer raised all the funds by himself. Very nice indeed.

Catalyst said...

Very nice heartwarming story.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The community input makes the sculpture all the more special Sharon 💙

Jack said...

Well done, Sergeant Gorski. You can stand down now.

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