A cell tower is being built in a park dedicated to the memory of slain Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy Frank Fabiano , Junior, and people in the Kenosha County Town of Somers are not happy.
At the Somers Town Board meeting, Amy Fabiano said having a cell tower at the park in her husband's name just isn't right. She says the construction surrounding a sign naming the park in his honor. Fabiano pleaded with the board to move the tower.
Somers Town Supervisor Vern Wienke said the park should have been properly developed in the first place, avoiding the problem. He says none of the plans dealt with the possibility of this happening, and only focused on just putting a "piece of wood on some dirt." Wienke says that's not how you honor someone.
Still, Wienke said the cell tower is needed to provide proper coverage to the eastern part of the town. He said plans are in the works for a park that will be a monument to Fabiano with the kinds of things that will honor him, and the cell tower won't interfere.
Fabiano was fatally shot in 2007, while conducting a routine traffic stop near the UW-Parkside campus.