BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A new bench was unveiled Saturday morning in East Bakersfield, dedicated to remembering innocent victims of gang violence.
A Leadership Bakersfield team created the plaque to let the families of those victims know their loved ones will be remembered.
A few hundred people attended the dedication held at Lowell Park on 4th Street.
And, alongside community members, BPD, County Probation, local churches and faith-based groups were there to inform the public about the services provided to prevent or intervene in gang violence.
BPD says the memorial ceremony will now be an annual event.