The memorial under construction will honor all six Tornow victims.

To prepare a site in recognition of the John Tornow story and the six individuals who died in pursuit of him during a 19-month manhunt

In order for a project as big and important as the memorial dedication to come together, a lot of people dedicated many hours to see that was done.

The Tornow Memorial Committee started meeting in February of 2011 and met periodically until February of 2013 when meetings were held every two weeks.

The following persons would appreciate your thanks for this fine accomplisment.

Tornow Memorial Committee:

Bob Dick, Justin Madanifard, Bill Lindstrom, Wally Metzger, Dana and Faaea Anderson, Doug Rice and Ralph and Susan Larson.

Many folks and several businesses helped bring the Tornow memorial to life. The memorial would not have happened without their support.

Green Diamond Resource Company, landowner. Patti Case and Dave Backstrom gave support and suggestions throughout the project.

Eagle Scout Candidate, Rudy Mackiewicz Rudy and his crew, including his eight-year old brother, Ryan, and Nathan Morris, tirelessly worked through winter weather to clear the site and build the trail in an effort that became a calling. Pro Build of Shelton donated 32 bags of cement.

Dana and Faaea Anderson, whose tireless efforts resulted in the memorial being built over long, wet, winter and spring months.

Ralph Larson whose gracious donations ensured the memorial would have appropriate signs and markers. Grays Harbor Monument donated granite and printing.

Wally Metzger for working on the transportation logistics

Mark and Linda Woytowich of Woytowich Design in Hoodsport for video recording.

Levi Woods, video recording

Pro Build, Shelton, cement donations

Duffy's and Beehive restaurants for hosting meetings, book sales and donations

Justin Cowling, Mason County Historical Society and Dale Hubbard, KMAS radio, Shelton for support and publicity.

Matlock Grange, committee meeting

Montesano High School, allowing parking for vehicles.

The Daily World, the Vidette, Montesano, and Mason County Journal for publicity and event coverage.

Tracy Travers and Bill Lindstrom for website design and content

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