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Constable Prescott Mosaic to be Unveiled at Medford Police Station

(MEDFORD, November 10, 2017) – On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the Medford Arts Commission will host a dedication ceremony for the art piece featuring remarks from city officials, Medford police and commission members. The event will begin at 11 am at the Medford Police Department.

The Medford Arts Commission completed the installation of the public art tribute to Constable George Prescott at the Medford Police Department located at 219 S. Ivy Street.
The mosaic art piece, created by local artist Karen Rycheck, acknowledges the ultimate sacrifice police officers make, by honoring Constable Prescott, the only Medford Police Officer killed in the line of duty.

​Rycheck, also known as “Miss Mosaic”, was selected for this project by a selection committee that reviewed proposals received in the RFP process and was funded by Medford Arts Commission through the general fund, as allocated by the Budget Committee and Council to the commission, for public art acquisition.

“What this art dedicated to George Prescott means to us, is that wasn't just a footnote of a historical event in Medford's early years, but is a tragic event that horribly impacted Medford,” says Medford Police Deputy Chief Brett Johnson. “This happened to one of our own, and we are committed to training and safety practices to limit the chance this could ever happen here in Medford again.”

Vice Chair of the Medford Arts Commission and Chair of the MPD Public Art Selection Committee V. Simone Stewart says, “The Medford Police Department is more than a place for daily police business to be conducted. The new MPD station has community meeting space, interdepartmental training space, and generates its own energy from which to light itself.

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