Alabama Police Department Police Memorial Park
Cedar Falls, Iowa Police Officers' Memorial Park
Acquired in 1966, this is a large, level open neighborhood park serving the area along Lincoln and Roosevelt Streets.
Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Gold Star Families and Park
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation commissioned the $3.5 million Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, a five-acre area of Burnham Park
east of Soldier Field. Dedicated in 2006, the memorial pays tribute to all of the police officers who have died in the line and performance of duty since
the formation of the Chicago Police Department in the 1830s.
At the north and south entrances, two towering pylons represent a set of open doors and serve as the gateway into the memorial. These stainless
steel pylons have a geometric motif referencing the iconic checkerboard pattern used on the hat band of a Chicago police officer’s uniform.
This motif is repeated in other elements of the memorial.Beyond the north entrance to the memorial, there are four “virtue and value spaces,” denoting
the characteristics of courage, honor, service and commitment to family. To the south, a large lawn area has a water wall with Burnham Harbor as
its backdrop. This central gathering place is the location of the Chicago Police Department’s yearly candlelight vigil. The adjacent area, known as the
“sacrifice space,” is the spiritual heart ofthe memorial. It is enclosed by a circular concrete wall that has a band of black granite inscribed with the
names of more than 450 officers who died in service to the city.
During the design process, members of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation stressed the importance of conveying a sense a life in this area
rather than just focusing on grieving and death. Therefore, this area evokes a sense of calm and protection. Adjacent to the “sacrifice space” is
the “living sacrifice space,” an area which honors officers who have suffered grievous injuries in their service to the city.
In 2010, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation commissioned a bronze sculpture for the “living sacrifice space.” Created by Julie Rotblatt-Amrany
and Omri Amrany, the highly realistic sculptural grouping depicts a police officer in a wheelchair with his hat on his lap, surrounded by his family and
another officer. The sculpture’s base sits on pavement that is embellished with a symbolic blue star, and there are several other blue stars on the
adjacent concrete wall.
Florida Sherifs Association Memorial
Every day, Florida’s law-enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety of the public. The Florida Sheriffs Association established a granite Memorial Wall in 2002 to honor all the heroes of Sheriffs' Offices killed in the line of duty. Names are added each April, for those who died the prior year. The wall and monument are located in front of the headquarters building, 2617 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308. If you plan to visit our Memorial in Tallahassee, download our directory for reference (PDF): Alpha by County or Alpha by Last Name.
Houston Police Officer Memorial
The Houston Police Officer Memorial is a public recognition of the sacrifices made by police officers as they carry out their duties and, in particular, those who have died in the line of duty. It is the location for an annual procession and wreath-laying ceremony honoring them. It is laid out in the form of a 120� by 120� Greek cross with a stepped pyramid in the middle. A reflecting pool is surrounded by pink granite slabs incised with the names of over one hundred fallen police officers. Officers guard the monument all day and night.
Fundraising began for this monument in 1985. It was installed in view of Memorial Drive in 1990. It was given to the city by Houston Endowment, the Wortham Foundation, the Linbeck Foundation, the Knox Foundation, the Cullen Foundation, Fayez Sarofim and Company, the Rockwell Fund, the Brown Foundation, the M.D. Anderson Foundation, the Scurlock Foundation, Neva West, and Albert and Margaret Alkek.
Jesus Bautista Moroles designed the monument. He has an international reputation for abstract, chiseled granite sculptures and contrasting polished surfaces with rough-cut ones. His background includes studies in Italy. He was born in Corpus Christi in 1950 and maintains a studio in Rockport. He was the recipient of the prestigious Awards in the Visual Arts fellowship in 1982. Moonscape Bench in Hermann Park marks a stark contrast in Moroles�s work in Houston.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Police Memorial Park
Police Memorial Park is a city of Las Vegas park dedicated to police officers. It includes the Memorial Wall and two dedicated tree groves to memorialize local police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Two trees dedicated to the Ten-13 retired New York Police Officers Club, in reflection of the September 11, 2001, tragedy, are also featured within this special park.
The Police Memorial Wall was created by a group of city and Metro employees to honor members of the Southern Nevada law enforcement community who have passed away. Families and friends were invited to purchase bricks in memory of their loves ones. Those bricks will comprise the memorial wall.
Police Memorial Wall is a tribute to those who have served unconditionally and have given an incredible gift to Southern Nevada. The 181 people whose names appear on the wall gave Southern Nevada the ultimate gift anyone can give to another – their lives, day in and day out – so that we might live in peace and safety.
Police Memorial Park is located in northwest Las Vegas at Kylemore Street (Cheyenne Avenue and Metro Academy Way).
Louisville, Kentucky Police Memorial
The Police Memorial is an 8ft, bronze and granite tribute located in Jefferson Square Park, Liberty Street between 5th and 6th Street.
Massachusetts State Police/Honor planned for police dogs who help in arson, bomb cases
Nassau County Police Department Police Memorial Park
Police Memorial Park, located in front of Police Headquarters in Mineola, honors the 34 members who gave their lives while protecting the residents of our County.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
he National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC and is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Dedicated on October 15, 1991, the Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people.
The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 20,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. Unlike many other memorials in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week.
Designed by architect Davis Buckley, the Memorial sits on three acres of federal park land in an area of Washington, DC called Judiciary Square, the historic seat of our nation’s judicial branch of government. The Memorial grounds boast plush carpets of grass, nearly 60,000 plants and 128 trees. Each April, more than 10,000 daffodils bloom at the site, providing a burst of color for visitors. The Memorial’s central plaza features an intricate paving pattern and a bronze medallion with the Memorial Fund logo: a blue shield with a red rose draped across it.
Bordering the Memorial’s beautifully landscaped park are the two tree-lined "pathways of remembrance" where the names of the fallen officers are engraved. Each of the pathway entrances is adorned with a powerful statuary grouping of an adult lion protecting its cubs. Sculpted by Raymond Kaskey, the bronze statues symbolize the protective role of law enforcement officers and convey the strength, courage and valor that are hallmarks of those who serve and protect.
A number of commemorative ceremonies are held at the Memorial each year, and the site is visited by nearly a quarter million people annually. The Memorial’s beauty and tranquility make it a special place for reflection, contemplation or just a quiet moment away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
New York State Police Memorial
Created in honor of those who lost their lives in the line of duty, the Police Memorial is located at Liberty Street and South End Avenue, and was dedicated on October 20, 1997. Stuart Crawford, architect, won a juried competition by using water as the primary integrating element.
The wall along the edge of the memorial holds the names of the officers and dates on which they were killed. The small fountain resides outside of the formal memorial represented the rookie's first day. The water flows down the flume past the granite wall, representing death, and then falls into the open pool. The remaining area around the pool is referred to as the "Sacred Precinct" where contemplation is encouraged.
Ohio Police and Fire Memorial Park
The Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund (OP&F) is pleased to be a part of the first statewide memorial to Ohio's police officers and firefighters, built in the park adjacent to OP&F headquarters in downtown Columbus. The Memorial Park serves as a permanent tribute to the heroic contributions that Ohio's police officers and firefighters make to our society every day and to honor the memory of those who have fallen in the line of duty.
Commissioned Artist: Ron Dewey, Light Sculpture WorksRon Dewey is an artist, a sculptor and owner of Light Sculpture Works, a foundry in Cleveland. Prior to 1989, he was owner and manager of the Studio Foundry, an art casting facility in Cleveland. As a foundry owner, Ron is well versed in all aspects of bronze casting, including mold making, fabrication and welding, and the lost wax art casting process. He also does stainless steel processing.
Ron's commissioned sculpture works includes The Guardian, a life size bronze firefighter carrying a small child for the Euclid Fire Department. In addition to his bronze figure commissions and his foundry work, Ron creates abstract sculptures from a variety of media focusing on color, form, light and sound to form the work.
Ron began his career as a product designer and holds four patents on electro-mechanical products used in hospital rooms. He received a BFA in sculpture from the University of Washington in 1972.
Philadelphia Police Department Memorial
"Their Sacrifice, Our History" is an everlasting tribute to all the brave men and women who have given their lives while serving in the line of duty. This interactive multimedia memorial is the result of a partnership between the Philadelphia Police Department and Comcast Corporation, who worked together to bring to life the stories of the Department's fallen heroes.
Since 1828, more than 260 officers have given their lives in the line of duty. "Their Sacrifice, Our History" proudly showcases the lives and the memories, through narratives, pictures and video, of every single member who has given the ultimate sacrifice for the Department and the City they served. The memorial will be housed in the lobby of Police Headquarters, located at 750 Race Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Police Benevolent Association Dade County Police Memorial
The Police Memorial was established in 1980, to honor fallen officers from every police department and law enforcement agency within Miami-Dade County. The original triple granite structure was unveiled in May 1981, and remains an integral part of the site.
In 2001, four black granite walls were erected; etched with the names of the gallant men and women who died serving the citizens of their community. Today, 120 names grace these hallowed walls.
Two five-foot high towers were added to the site in 2002, to commemorate the law enforcement officers who were killed at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
The Memorial is located at Tropical Park in Miami, Florida, and stands as a tribute to heroism and sacrifice.
The Police Officer Assistance Trust is responsible for the care and preservation of the Memorial and has sworn to safeguard the memory of each officer lost in the line of duty.
Police Honor Guard of Broward County, Florida, Inc. Broward County Law Enforcement & K-9 Memorial
Broward County Law Enforcement & K-9 Memorial is at Markham Park, 16001 W. SR 84, Sunrise, Fl 33325.
Riverbed Long Island, Ny Police Memorial
Wading River "Police Officer Memorial Park (a.k.a Bayberry Park)" has seven acres of park that include: Softball field, Tennis and Handball Courts, Basketball Court, Shuffleboard Courts, Picnic area Restroom facilities and parking.
Rome Fire & Police Memorial Park
The Rome Fire & Police Memorial Park is located on the corner of Black River Boulevard and the southwest corner of E. Court St. in Rome, N.Y. The park is directly across the street from the central fire station and one block from the police station.
The park was first created in the late 1990’s with the installation of flagpoles, a memorial marker and some bushes and flowers and was maintained by the firemen. Immediately after the attack of 9/11, people began leaving dozens of gesture impacted the firemen to such a degree, that they all committed to improving the park to the next level. In 2005, plans were drawn up to add several new sections to the park. The main reason for the park was to serve as a true memorial sight and to have it function as a sight for ceremonies and other activities.
On September 9, 2006, there was a 9/11 ceremony at the park, including the fire, police, EMS, NEADS (Northeast Air Defense Sector), NYS Police, Oneida County Sheriffs, Local VFW’s, Local Volunteer Fire Departments, Rotary Club of Rome, Mayor James Brown, Joseph Griffo, RoAnn Destito and many more community leaders. The event was organized to honor the people who lost their lives on 9/11 and to show our support to the fire, police, EMS and NEADS. The grounds include a Memorial Wall honoring firemen & police for whom people have made a donation to honor them, a restored “Street Box” Fire Alarm Pull Station and Police Call Box, the Ceremonial Bell, an Antique Hose Cart, a Jane Taylor Painting and Kiosk and the 9/11 Memorial. We have been able to secure 2 fourteen foot metal beams from the World Trade Center.
Our organization will assess the project’s outcome and effectiveness by the number of people that attend the ceremony and by reviewing and discussing their comments and suggestions. Our committee will continue to meet until the park is fully completed.