This flag was spontaneously erected, Monday, Jan. 9 in the parking area of the Anthem Medical Plaza at the site of Deputy Coleman’s death. The idea for the memorial arose from a phone conversation between two friends mourning the loss of Deputy Coleman.
When Home Depot in Tramonto got wind of the idea, it donated all the materials. “The sole purpose,” the pair, who wish to remain anonymous, told In&Out, “was to provide a memorial in remembrance of the service Deputy William Coleman provided this community, and for residents and others to have a place to grieve the loss of this man and dedicated deputy.”
As the memorial was erected without permission from Anthem’s Council or the property management company, the two friends “hope the community and family welcome the memorial with open arms, and assist with maintaining the flag throughout the years.”
Photo by Brad Wood