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Sissonville High School student organizes cleaning of Charleston police memorial

A police memorial in Charleston is receiving a facelift thanks to a high school senior. Devon Aliff, a senior at Sissonville High School who is trying to become an eagle scout, is working to clean and renovate the police memorial on the city’s West Side near the Charleston Civic Center. (WCHS/WVAH)

A police memorial in Charleston is receiving a facelift thanks to a high school senior.

Devon Aliff, a senior at Sissonville High School who is trying to become an eagle scout, is working to clean and renovate the police memorial on the city’s West Side near the Charleston Civic Center.

The project involves removing trees and shrubbery from around the monument and cleaning up the surrounding area.

Aliff said he chose the project because he is a friends with several police officers and has great respect for those who put their lives on the line to protect others.

“I love that it's finally in action,” Aliff said. “We've been in the planning stages forever and once I saw it coming together, I think it's going to make people happy. A lot of people pass here every day so to be able to be a part of something that will be here for 20 or 25 years is awesome.

Aliff said plants and flowers will be planted in the spring and concrete will be laid around the memorial to better facilitate ceremonies.

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