The centerpiece for a planned memorial to Bloomington firefighters in Miller Park is on schedule to be completed by October.
“I’ve been putting in 12-hour days but I am happy with the way things are going at this point,” said Andrew Jumonville, the Bloomington artist commissioned to design and create a life-sized bronze statue modeled after a Bloomington firefighter.
Jumonville finished detailing work on the sculpture Sunday, then Bloomington firefighters arrived to haul it to an Indianapolis foundry for casting.
“I’ve seen it twice, including when we packed it up and sent it to Indianapolis, and it is just incredible,” said Bloomington Fire Chief Brian Mohr. “It really means a lot more to us because we are using a very talented local artist who is working with our equipment and our personnel and it really has a hometown touch to it.”