Jacksonville restaurant raises money for garden to honor fallen officers

JACKSONVILLE, ONSLOW COUNTY - A Jacksonville restaurant has raised more than $3,220 for a remembrance garden to honor fallen public safety officers.

Mission BBQ held two fundraisers and raised $3,221.40 to benefit the garden, which will be installed at the new Center for Public Safety in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Police posted the above photo on their Facebook page, showing Public Safety Director Mike Yaniero accepting the check from Jason Jones, the manager of Mission BBQ.

A City of Jacksonville document states the remembrance garden will include a fountain, bench, flowering tree landscaping and brick pavers. The garden will honor public safety service members, especially two fallen Jacksonville police officers-- Terry Lee Lanier and William Thomas Whitehead.

Officials plan to complete the center this summer.

Those interested in the Public Safety Remembrance Garden can email

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