This memorial coin honors the legacy of Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Sgt. Steven Splan. He suffered a fatal heart attack several hours after cutting and removing a large tree that had fallen onto Bloomfield Hills Parkway east of Woodward Avenue at approximately 12:30 pm. August 2, 2020. He returned to the station and was later found unresponsive.
Sergeant Splan had served with the Bloomfield Hills Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife Sara Jenkinson-Splan and four daughters. Sale proceeds were forwarded to his widow to help with the care of their children.
The image on the coin was designed by longtime Foundation supporter Mitchell Dixon.