A Memorial Service will be held at Fairpark in downtown Tupelo on Dec. 23 at 2:45 p.m. to honor Sgt. Gale Stauffer for his ultimate sacrifice. A podium bearing the TPD patch and a public address system will be available for selected speakers as well as appropriate seating for distinguished guests.
TPD Honor Guard, TPD Chaplin, Mayor Shelton, Sheriff Johnson, and Chief Aguirre will address those in attendance. This will all be complete by approx. 3:17 p.m., where at that time, Chief Aguirre will ask for one minute of silence. After the one minute of silence, Chief Aguirre will give his closing remarks and TPD Chaplin will again take the podium and address those in attendance with closing remarks, prayer and dismissal.
Once those in attendance begin to disperse, TPD Honor Guard will then remove the wreath from the scene and take it to TPD Central front office. Once all in attendance have gotten to their vehicles, the barricades will be removed and traffic can resume.
There will be a reception for everyone at the Ice House on Spring Street following the ceremony at which there will be a check presented for the Stauffer and Maher funds.
CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL
The Public Works Department will provide the following Christmas Tree Drop Off Sites December 26 through January 31.
1. Tupelo Dog Park- North Veterans Blvd.
2. Theron Nichols Park- Mitchell Road
3. Ballard Park (east side near the Museum)- Rutherford Rd.
4. Hancock Park- Ida Street
5. Tupelo Compost Pile- North Commerce Street