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Construction of memorial to Kalamazoo PSO Eric Zapata begins

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Construction of the Eric Zapata Community Memorial has begun on the Kalamazoo Mall.
Construction of the Eric Zapata Community Memorial has begun on the Kalamazoo Mall.

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Construction has begun on the memorial garden honoring fallen Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata.

The memorial garden located on the Kalamazoo Mall will feature a bronze bust of the officer.  Zapata was killed in the line of duty on April 18th, 2011 when responding to a call about shots fired in the city of Kalamazoo.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety's been working with private citizens and a number of area groups to collect donations for the memorial.  Donations can be made online via PayPal at EdisonNeighborhood.com.  Other options are available on Kellogg Community Federal Credit Union's website at KelloggOmmunityCFCU.org.

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