Why An Honor Park
The Town of Little Elm is raising funds to assist with building the Public Safety Honor Park. This park will recognize the service of First Responders who protect the public. On Jan. 17, 2017, Little Elm experienced the devastating loss of Detective Jerry Walker as he was heroically serving his community. This was the first loss of a Little Elm Police Officer or Firefighter in the line of duty.
The community was especially hard hit by this loss. They rallied around our Public Safety officials, and helped everyone heal. The Honor Park is a small way for the community to pay tribute to Detective Walker and honor the service of the men and women who put their lives on the line in order to keep the public safe.
A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path.
LTC. Dave Grossman
The sheepdog statue, and theme, was selected by a citizen committee who were assembled to find a meaningful way to honor our Public Safety First Responders.
The sheepdog story was created by LTC. Dave Grossman to illustrate how some people are willing to risk their safety to protect others. These people are our sheepdogs. The First Responders Honor Park recognizes the Little Elm First Responders' bravery and sacrifice.
The park will include a sheepdog statue, sheep, a reflection area, and more. It will be located outside of Town Hall and the Police and Fire Station.