Minburn Legion donates to Ride the Thin Blue Line memorial

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Celebrating last week's donation from the Minburn American Legion Osborne Post 99 to the Ride the Thin Blue Line Committee are, from left, Adam Kriener, Chief Deputy Adam Infante, Paul Parizek, Legion Commander Scott Potter, Terry Welker, Corey Champlin, Jeanie Ferrari, Sheriff Chad Leonard, Tami Irwin, Vice Legion Commander Don Richardson, Legion Treasurer Larry Cornelison, Jake Chapman, Dawn Janssen and Dianne Downing. Photo submitted


The American Legion Osborne Post 99 in Minburn presented a $1,000 donation Friday to the Ride the Thin Blue Line (RTBL) Committee, which is directing a memorial project for all Iowa law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

The donated funds came from proceeds of the Minburn American Legion’s Fourth of July dinner.

“Lest we forget the 209 individuals, including Virgil G. Untied of Minburn, who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Minburn American Legion Commander Scott Potter in presenting the donation. “We thank the Minburn community for their support to help make this happen.”

The RTBL Committee recently shared the proposed design for the memorial, which will be located on the Raccoon River Valley Trail north on the Dallas County Sheriff’s office on U.S. Highway 6 in Adel.

“We are looking for everyone who supports law enforcement in the state of Iowa to help those who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving and protecting our communities,” Leonard said. “Become part of something special.”

Other groups and activities supported by assistance from the Minburn American Legion include the Minburn Public Library Summer Reading Program, Minburn Fourth of July Fireworks, Hawkeye Boys State and Hawkeye Girls State, care packages for deployed troops and residents of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown and other worthy causes.

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