‘We believe in giving back’

Chester. Edie Dunn, his son and his nephew, power washed Chester’s 911 Kiwanis Remembrance Memorial without charge.

| 25 Aug 2020 | 04:06

Edie Dunn, a retired third generation police officer, let Chester Town Councilman Orlando Perez know he’d power wash the 911 Kiwanis Remembrance Memorial without charge.

Dunn owns and operates Dun-Rite Power Washing and Painting. But he also comes from a large family whose shared history rests in law enforcement and military service.

Nephew Joseph Kennedy, a Warwick Police officer and Army sergeant and veteran who served in Afghanistan, and Dunn’s son, Nicholas Dunn, a senior at the University of Rhode Island, were hard at work on Aug. 12 power washing and cleaning Chester’s 911 Remembrance Memorial, which is located near the ballfields in the historic village of Chester.

“We support all law enforcement, fire, EMS and the military,” Dunn said. “We believe in giving back.”

There will be no in-person ceremony this year on Friday, Sept. 11, because of COVID-19 pandemic. Kiwanis member Sue Bahren said in a text that the Kiwanis Club of Chester plans on videotaping a limited service and then share that on social media.

- Frances Ruth Harris