They did not choose to become heroes or have their names engraved upon these granite walls. They are sons, daughters, husbands, wives, parents and friends. They are police officers, deputies, agents and troopers. Those men and women who have been called upon and bravely made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty are remembered for their lives and service by the Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Foundation.
Their families are embraced and cared for as part of our pledge to “never forget”. They become heroes for how they lived, not how they died.
These brave men and women are America’s modern warriors, killed on the domestic battlefield in a never ending war on crime. They stood between law and order and total chaos, between peace and tranquility and anarchy. They provide the safety we enjoy as Americans in our pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.We can do no greater honor than that of keeping them alive in our hearts and memories.