PASCO COUNTY, FL — For the duration of the thirty day period of November, Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s five workplaces highlighted the Pasco Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial as the Charity of the Thirty day period.

During the marketing campaign, which started in advance of the pandemic and was rescheduled for November, a whole of $8,727.38 was elevated by the Pasco Tax Collector’s Business for this memorial.

Just about every 12 months Pasco County holds a memorial service to honor legislation enforcement officers who ended up killed in the line of responsibility. However, Pasco County is the only county in Florida devoid of a everlasting memorial that can be visited 12 months-round.

Courtesy Pasco Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Regional legal professional Craig LaPorte is heading the drive to raise funds to make a memorial and requested Fasano to guide in bringing the job to the finish line.

At the verify presentation held in December, Fasano and users of the Pasco Sheriff’s Workplace ended up joined by Bob George and customers of Pasco’s Back again the Blue, an organization developed to enable help regulation enforcement officers. Jointly they offered the examine from the tax collector’s office environment as nicely as a verify raised by the associates of Pasco’s Back again the Blue to LaPorte and reps from the Pasco Fallen Regulation Enforcement Officers Memorial.

“On behalf of the board of directors of the Pasco County Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial and Gain Basis, we want to extend our sincerest many thanks to Mike Fasano and his complete workers for producing our foundation the beneficiary of the Pasco County Tax Collector Charities,” explained LaPorte. “He was variety plenty of to pick us for the April 2020 Charity of the Thirty day period, but sadly as COVID-19 jumped into our life, he was forced to close in-individual business office visits for a time. So, in buy to aid us understand our intention of developing a long lasting memorial to Pasco’s fallen law enforcement heroes, he put us back on his queue for November. Many thanks to the generosity of Pasco’s citizens and Mr. Fasano and his charity, we lifted plenty of money to put us more than the major. As a final result, we are now in the system of the ultimate stages leading to the design of the memorial in entrance of the Pasco County Historic Courthouse in Dade Town.”

“It has been such an honor to get the job done with the good guys and ladies of our law enforcement group to help raise the cash that will support construct this extensive-required memorial,” responses Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “For any just one legislation enforcement officer to die in the line of responsibility is a person much too quite a few. Regretably, many excellent officers have been killed in Pasco in excess of the yrs. This memorial will honor their sacrifice and the excellent get the job done they did preserving our county from lawbreakers of each type. A incredibly generous local community stepped up to present their assist for the users of our regulation enforcement organizations. Thank you.”

For much more details pertaining to charitable promotions or providers furnished by the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Business, make contact with Greg Giordano, assistant tax collector for communications & distinctive jobs at 727-847-8179 or visit www.pascotaxes.com


This push release was developed by Pasco County Tax Collector. The views expressed here are the author’s personal.