For the past sevearal years the Police Hall of Fame has utilized a beautiful visual image to aid in remembering fallen heroes. This image came to be called “The Hill of Remembrance”. Each year flags are posted on the hillside out front of the Hall of Fame in honor of each family survivor currently in Hall of Fame programs. This past May, during Police Week, 12,110 flags were posted.
On average, nearly 150 law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty each year. Each family is given the opportunity to participate in the Police Family Survivor Program and each officer is honored in the memorial at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. Listed below are the names of the officers most recently fallen.
Registration for the 2017 Police Memorial Day Service is now open. Click the link below for more information.
The 2016 Police Memorial Day Service included a mounted posse as well as a mule drawn caisson and caparisoned horse.
The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum is the nation’s first and only in-door Law Enforcement Memorial. Each year thousands of people visit the memorial to honor those officers fallen in the line of duty. Many of those who visit the memorial desire to leave photos or mementos near the name of their beloved fallen officer. The placement of these mementos adds to the somber majesty of the memorial. If you would like more information on leaving tributes in the memorial, please follow the Memorial Guidlines link below.
The Central Florida Pipe & Drum Band provided traditional Celtic music to accompany the ceremony.