EDITOR: If a memorial park is built, how about dedicating it to both Andy Lopez and Frank Trejo, the deputy sheriff who was gunned down while protecting the citizens of Sonoma County? I think that might keep it as a memorial of love and remembrance and protect it from being a park of resentment.

At present, the memorial on Highway 12 to Trejo has only a park bench and a flag pole, with two flags that are so faded you can hardly tell them apart. Surely we should do better than that.

Or maybe, better yet, it could be a memorial to all of the people in Sonoma County who have died from violence of any kind. A wall with their names, a reminder that world peace starts here at home.

S.D. REICHARDT

<i>Sebastopol</i>