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Tamir Rice

Tamir Rice, was shot and killed in Cleveland by rookie police officer, Timothy Loehmann, back in November 2014.  The Cudell Gazebo where Rice was killed has been commemorated by many over the years.

Tamir Rice PokéStop


Rice is still not forgotten.  The recent mobile game app sensation, Pokémon Go, has also choosen to remember and commemorate Tamir Rice.  By creating a PokéStop, a location to draw players in to earn rewards.  Which might seem as an unethical thing to do, but these PokéStops’ are designed to draw players into learn about important locations while they search for their favorite Pokémon.   Each PokéStop gives information about the site.  At the Tamir Rice PokeStop, or known in the game as the “Cudell Gazebo PokéStop”, and at that stop there is some very informative details about the location.

Tamir Rice PokéStop

VIBE reports, The PokéStop Reads “Community memorial for Tamir Rice, shot and killed by CPD officers who shot him in under 2s after breaking department policy regarding escalation of force,”

Cleveland’s BELT Magazine says,

The gazebo still stands. There is no plaque, nothing to tell an uninformed out-of-towner what the gazebo memorializes aside from the stuffed animals, the flowers blooming in the community-created garden, the painted wooden posts reading “We love you Tamir.”

But, for Pokemon Go users, the description of the site included in the game is their introduction.

Photo Source: Getty/BELT Magazine