Donations to Memphis police memorial

Memphis-based total protection company State Systems Inc. is partnering with the Memphis Police Foundation and members of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club to build a Fallen Officer Memorial monument at Oak Court Mall.

The mall donated its outdoor circular courtyard as the memorial site. State Systems is donating 25 percent of all new sales proceeds between now and March 31 to the construction of the memorial.

Architecture Inc. is designing the monument, with the actual statue being developed by 2JS Studio. The project cost is estimated at $1 million and is being fully funded by private donations.

Construction is estimated to be nine months.