UPDATE: Cold Spring Moving Forward with Decker and Wetterling Memorials
COLD SPRING -- Cold Spring is deciding to move forward with its plans for a memorial garden and relocating the Tree of Hope.
After getting community feedback the city council has approved the plan for a memorial garden honoring Officer Tom Decker.
The garden will still be placed in front of the Cold Spring City Offices building. Public Works Director, Jon Stueve says the project will be funded mostly through donations.
"We'll be doing a lot of the work ourselves, we'll get some donated plants, some people have already came forward to donate plants but we are hoping to keep it around $3,000."
The "Tree of Hope" Jacob Wetterling Memorial once stood in the same spot, Stueve says the community has been talking about where to plant a new tree.
"We're planning on replanting another tree in town." Stueve says, "It will be north of the roundabout or in Pioneer Park."
The tree had to be removed while crews worked on the County Road 2 construction project.
Jacob Wetterling was abducted from St. Joseph in 1989, he was missing for nearly 27-years. His remains were found earlier this month near Paynesville. Danny Heinrich confessed to the kidnapping and murder of Wetterling.
Officer Tom Decker was shot and killed in Cold Spring in 2012, his murder remains unsolved.