During the month of November Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s five offices will be accepting donations to help build the Pasco Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Each year Pasco County holds a memorial service to honor law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. However, Pasco County is the only county in Florida without a permanent memorial that can be visited year-round. Local attorney Craig LaPorte heads the drive to raise funds to build such a memorial and has asked Tax Collector Mike Fasano to assist.
“It is especially important in this time of civil unrest and disrespect toward law enforcement that we give recognition to those in our society who place themselves in harm’s way to protect us,” comments Attorney Craig LaPorte. “That is why we need to provide our community with a memorial to our law enforcement heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.”
“Nobody but a law enforcement officer truly understands the risk they take every time they step onto the street to ensure our community is safe,” comments Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “I have long supported law enforcement at every level. When I was asked to assist in raising funds to build a permanent memorial to these brave individuals, I was honored to make the memorial our Charity-of-the-Month for November. To have something that will stand for decades to come that will bring honor to the brave officers who died enforcing the law in Pasco County is something we can all be proud of.”
Cash donations can be made at any of the five tax collector locations in Pasco County. They can also be included in registration renewals mailed to the tax collector during the month of November. For more information about the charitable giving program at the Pasco Tax Collector’s office please contact Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano at 727-847-8179 or visit www.pascotaxes.com For more information about the Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial please call Craig LaPorte, Attorney-at-Law at 727-863-1553. Donations may also be mailed to the tax collector’s office at the following address: Tax Collector Mike Fasano, P.O. Box 276, Dade City, FL 33526. Please note on your check’s memo line “Law Enforcement Memorial.”