The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation and is helping the Kentucky Conservation Officer Association raise money for the Fallen Officer memorial at the Salato Wildlife Education Center. To help, purchase a signed and number print of “Serving Conservation” by artist Rick Hill. Click here to purchase your print today!
The memorial is being spearheaded by the Kentucky Conservation Officers' Association, which has raised most of the $140,000 needed for the memorial. A bronze statue of a saluting officer that will serve as a centerpiece for the memorial is now on display at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, located on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife campus.
The memorial will honor the six Kentucky conservation officers killed in the line of duty since 1918.
The James C. Salato Wildlife Education Center opened in October of 1995 on the grounds of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) "Game Farm" complex. Its purpose is to educate the public about the importance of Kentucky’s wildlife resources, and the role of the KDFWR in their responsible management, conservation, and use.
The Salato Center currently boasts an annual attendance of over 100,000. It is funded by the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, donations to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and a general admission fee.
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