Tree memorial for woman run over by Cincy cruiser

CINCINNATI (AP) - A woman who died after being run over by a police cruiser in a Cincinnati park will be remembered there with a memorial tree.

The city plans to place a tag on the tree that will say "In Memory and Celebration of the Life of Joann Burton" and "Her Spirit is Free."

A memo from City Manager Milton Dohoney notes that city parks officials are "very sympathetic" toward Burton's death.

The 48-year-old woman was sleeping under blankets on the grass when an officer patrolling Washington Park drove over her on July 27. She died shortly after arriving at a hospital.

Prosecutors determined that no crime was committed, so no charges were filed.

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