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Event raises $3,000 for Sgt Moore memorial

Rathdrum McDonald’s owners Tim and Terri Skubitz presented Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer with a check for $3,006.43 from the July 16 event. (Photo courtesy of city of Coeur d'Alene)
Rathdrum McDonald’s owners Tim and Terri Skubitz presented Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer with a check for $3,006.43 from the July 16 event. (Photo courtesy of city of Coeur d'Alene)

A fundraiser at the Rathdrum McDonald’s netted more than $3,000 for a Coeur d’Alene memorial honoring Sgt. Greg Moore and fallen officers nationwide.

Rathdrum McDonald’s owners Tim and Terri Skubitz presented Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer with a check for $3,006.43 from the July 16 event.

The couple offered their restaurant as the site of the fundraiser during Rathdrum Days. Mayors from all Kootenai County cities participated.

“This was an amazing gesture by Tim and Terri that we can never forget, and we hope their volunteerism will serve as an example for others, especially business owners, who support this important memorial and would like to donate to its construction,” Mayor Widmyer said.

The mayor and a group of community volunteers are leading the charge for a $850,000, privately fundraised K27 Memorial to be placed in the city’s McEuen Park, just south of the 4th Street park bridge. It will include three 8-foot-tall water falls, a stream, and contemplative venue areas for visitors to respect, honor, and remember all fallen officers killed in the line of duty. So far more than $30,000 has been raised for the project.

Sgt. Moore, whose call letters were “K27,” was shot early in the morning on May 5, 2015 while on patrol. He left behind a wife and two children.

Those interested in donating to the project can do so online at www.wefund4u.com/fundraiser/sergeantgregmoorememorialfund or mail a check to “Greg Moore Memorial Fund,” c/o Mayor Steve Widmyer, Coeur d’Alene City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID  83814/Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor, city of Coeur d'Alene.



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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