PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Yavapai County officials say renowned bronzesmith Bill Nebeker has agreed to create a sculpture for a planned memorial honoring fallen police officers and sheriff’s deputies.

They say Nebeker is a Prescott resident and a gifted artist.

Other than routine maintenance, no taxpayer dollars are being used for the memorial design and sculpture construction.

The estimated cost of the memorial is still being calculated.

A committee overseeing the creation of the Yavapai County Fallen Officer Memorial Fund plans to get donations from community members.

The county Board of Supervisors approved the proposal for the memorial last month.

It will be placed on the courthouse plaza in Prescott.

Sheriff’s officials say their office has been serving the north-central Arizona county since 1864.

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