Yuma, Ariz. – Friday morning the city of Yuma dedicated five streets to multiple law enforcement agents and marines who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Maas family was in attendance and said there is not a day that goes by they don’t think of their dad. Their father, Officer Gary Maas died April 9th 1986. His family says it’s nice his memory is being honored.
“We were just talking about how he would’ve looked now, we just wish he was here,” Stephanie Maas said. Officer Maas was honored along with another slain Yuma police officer Lt. Dan Elkins.
Sgt. Michael Crowe from the Arizona Department of Public safety was also honored, as well as two local marines Lt. Col Christopher Raible, and Sgt. Bradley Atwell.
Mayor Doug Nicholls says the street dedications were long overdue, but added he was thankful they were finally being done.
The newly dedicated streets are:
Avenue 3E is dedicated in honor of Lt. Col. Christopher Raible, Commanding Officer of Marine Attack Squadron 211
Avenue 3 1/2E is dedicated in honor of Sgt. Bradley Atwell, assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 211
Avenue 4E is dedicated in honor of Officer Gary Maas, Yuma Police Department
Avenue 5E is dedicated in honor of Lt. Daniel Elkins, Yuma Police Department
Avenue 6E is dedicated in honor of Sgt. Michael Crowe, Arizona Department of Public Safety
The red signage indicated a fallen marine and blue is for law enforcement.