Justin Wollam memorial dedication ceremony

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by Pearl-Grace Rasmussen

 ANCHORAGE, AK --  july 9th 2001. 

     to some the date doesn't mean much. 
     but to the wollam family and anchorage law enforcement it's a day of tragety.
 
3:51
justin wollam was undisputibily good. the young driver of the vehicle was
disputibily bad at least that night
 
     reports of a dunk and reckless driver leaving anchorage sent justin todd wollam inbound on the glenn highway.
     the suspect deliberately collided head-on to officer wollam's vehicle and four lives were taken.
 
5:14
justin wollam tried to stop such a tragiety... it didn't work. with this
memorial we will honor thank and reward and recognize his true servant
heart."
 
     thirteen years later - it's hard to forget.
 
"we remember the ultimate sacrifice made by this dedicated public servant
while protecting the community from a serious threat to it's safety."
 
     a memorial dedication ceremony was held in the spot of the collision tuesday.
     as family members layed roses for wollan, they remember how caring he was.
 
7:11
not just a job. the way he was able to share himself was caring in ways to
the many people in the communities."
 
     and thank the community for supporting them through rough times.
 
7:43
we lost a loved one but have found a home in the big hearts of you all and
have gained a very large family in the support you have given to us for
justin.
 
     so that when people travel by this memeorial they think of the consequences of drunk driving.