Montrose, CO — With the goal of giving future generations of Montrose a window into present-day public safety, the Montrose Police Department has placed a time capsule within the stone walls of the Montrose Public Safety Complex, MPSC, set to be opened in the year 2072.
During Monday’s City Council work session, Mayor Dave Frank, along with Police Chief Blaine Hall and Deputy Police Chief Matt Smith, led a special ceremony along with other city staff to view the 50-year time capsule and its location behind a plaque inside the Community Room inside the new Police Department headquarters at 434 South First Street.
In completing the construction of the MPSC in 2022, one element that was added to the building’s design was a time capsule to be sealed within the large conference room on the building’s north side.
Chief Hall, along with Deputy Police Department Chiefs Tim Cox and Matt Smith, worked with City Council and department staff to compile a variety of items to be inserted within the capsule that references present-day life and symbolize the department’s commitment to public safety throughout the Montrose community.
Some items placed in the capsule included a department badge, uniform patch, present-day department personnel photos, newspaper clippings, various other pictures, digital media containing videos of the official opening of the MPSC in 2022, letters from Mayor Dave Frank and Police Chief Blaine Hall along with a picture of the department’s dog Apple. Other department personnel was also given the opportunity to place small items within the capsule.
“We wouldn’t be here today without the support of our City Council and our citizens passing the 2A initiative. Placing these items in the time capsule makes you think about what Montrose will look like in the next 50 years. I am hopeful it will be the great community it is today with a police department that continues to value its relationship with the community above all else.,” Police Chief Blaine Hall said.
Mayor Frank said Tuesday’s ceremony was a “fun historical event,” adding it was an honor as the Mayor of Montrose to add a letter addressed to the future citizens of Montrose.
“It’s a great opportunity to give a slice of what we are doing now, and let future generations know that we are not only alive and well, but that we are thriving,” Mayor Frank said.
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