Green Run Square dedicates memorial for fallen officer

Posted at 7:44 PM, Apr 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-18 19:44:38-04

A Virginia Beach shopping center is taking action to honor a murdered police detective.

The Green Run Square Shopping Center dedicated a memorial Wednesday afternoon.

Detective Mike Phillips was shot to death in a parking space there in 2008 and ever since then, teddy bears, crosses, flowers, and small items have sat in a parking space in remembrance of the fallen officer.

When contractors began repaving the parking lot in the spring, they decided to turn the parking space into a permanent memorial.

Today's memorial was held on a special day for detective Phillips’ family. His son turned 11-years-old.

Everyone at the memorial sang to him.