NEW YORK (CBSNEwYork) — A memorial garden for fallen NYPD Detective Brian Moore is being planted Tuesday at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School in Bellerose, Queens.
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Principal Lynn Alaimo said Moore had worked off-duty security at the church fair.
“We just felt we wanted to do something to honor his memory, to give back to the 105th Precinct, as well as honor the officer who had fallen in the line of duty,” Alaimo told 1010 WINS.READ MORE: Teen Stabbed To Death After Dutchess County High School Football Game, Former Student Charged
Alaimo said the school wanted to do something that would keep Moore’s memory alive.
“That’s why we chose a garden because it’s something that continues to live and grow,” Alaimo said.
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A dedication ceremony along with the renaming of a street in honor of Moore will be held later this month.