I attended the Auburn Police memorial ceremony on May 15 and was impressed with the service and the community participation.
Many years have passed since the death of Officer Norman Philbrick, yet the dangers of a law enforcement career have not diminished. He and Office Rodney Bonney died while trying to save other lives and the community must always recall their noble sacrifice.
I recall Officer Philbrick's twisted service revolver was on the wall of the police station when it was located at the old city building on Spring Street, and was moved to a prominent place when the department moved to the new station on Minot Avenue.
I attended the reception at Auburn Hall and expected to again see the twisted revolver displayed in a place of honor for all to see and reflect upon. I was saddened to discover it is apparently in a place not accessible to the public.
That decision needs to be reconsidered.
Additionally, perhaps it is time for the city to consider placing a plaque near the intersection of Court and Main streets so all who safely pass through the intersection may be reminded of his sacrifice.
Patricia Mador, Auburn