WAUSAU Wis. (WAOW) — It was an emotional day for the Weiland family and the Ciombers as they honor Detective Jason Weiland with a memorial picnic table at the SAFER Fire Dept.
At just 14 years old, Colton Ciomber has already completed his eagle scout project, using it to keep the memory of a fallen detective alive.
“To still have my sons memory out there that people still want to do great thing like that i think its such a great thing”tom Weiland, Jason’s father.
The reason for picking SAFER, Ciomber said, “I know that his father works here and i know it would be a good idea to dedicate one to him.”
Colton is a freshman at D.C. Everest Jr. High, eager to be an eagle scout in his troop. In order to achieve that ranking, you must complete the eagle scout project. The goal of the project is to give back to the community. Ciomber said, “I started about three months ago it took I didn’t do it everyday in total it probably took about 3 days to plan and then two 4-hour days to build each table.”
From a project stand point, Colton was giving back to his community but for Tom Weiland, it’s more personal than that. “He didn’t know my son and he didn’t know me and yet he still wanted to do that,” said Weiland.
Jason’s father feeling honored as Colton presented his project to the Weiland family and members of the fire department.
And now at lunch time, thanks to Colton, Tom says it will be nice to come to work, see the tables and know he will always have a part of his son with him at work.