Law enforcement officers and volunteers plan to set up roadblocks this weekend in Etowah County to take up cash donations. The money collected will go to the Etowah County Law Enforcement Memorial fund. The fund helps officers who are off the job due to injury or illness and assists families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
It also pays for an officer to attend the national candlelight vigil held in Washington D.C. each year.
The Etowah County Law Enforcement Memorial currently sits on the grounds at the Etowah County Courthouse and includes Captain Chris McCurley, who was killed on October 10, 1997, in a shooting in Rainbow City. The roadblock takes place every October to mark McCurley’s death.