Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society
Help Support the Police Memorial Expansion
The Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society began with the donations of many corporations, banks, financial institutions and individuals from the Greater Cleveland area. Now we are in need to raise money to expand the memorial and add officers not yet listed on the memorial, but who died in the line of duty. Two additional pillars will be added in order to create the space to include these fallen heroes, and will allow space for those who we know will need to be added for police fatalities in the future.
We need to raise $200,000 to upgrade the Memorial and add the names of those officers. We are appealing to you to contribute generously to the expansion.
July 22, 2017: Eddie Money Concert Tickets to Benefit GCPOMS
Raffle proceeds and a portion of golfer fees go directly to charity . . . plus, we've got a special deal on Eddie Money concert tickets at Jacobs Pavilion - and benefit the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society at the same time!
Officer David Fahey End of Watch: January 24, 2017
David had a remarkable conviction for his job as a police officer and it's invaluable purpose in society. He loved his city and was honored to be a "Brother in Blue." Having a passion for all things electronic, he derived great pleasure in enabling friends and family to enrich their lives through his knowledge of the electronic age. Read more...
Trooper Kenneth Velez, Ohio State Highway Patrol End of Watch: September 15, 2016
Trooper Velez was a devoted father of three children. An avid sports fan, "Kenny," as he was called by the many friends who knew him, enjoyed volunteering to coach for both his sons’ baseball teams, and cheering for his daughter in her athletic endeavors. He was a huge fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, CAVS and Indians; and was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel in Lorain, Ohio. Read more...
What We Do
We Honor Service to the CommunityEach year in May, the Police Memorial Society remembers fallen officers during the Greater Cleveland Police Memorial Commemoration, a schedule of events for family, friends and the entire community. The 32nd Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration will be May 13–21, 2017. Events include:
- Greater Cleveland Police Memorial Parade
- Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Service
- Public Safety Fair & Expo: Exhibits and interactive displays by first responders on Saturday of the Commemoration.
- Cleveland International Tattoo
Enjoy the stirring sounds and pageantry of the Pipes and Drums, marching bands, drill teams, dancers and choruses. A heart-pounding and high energy salute to our safety forces, our armed forces . . . our Country! At Public Hall on Saturday of the Commemoration. The 2017 Cleveland International Tattoo is Saturday, May 20.
- Samuel H. Miller Lifetime Achievement Award
- PO Anthony J. Johnson Memorial Police Officer of the Year Award
- Patrolman Norman A. Drew Memorial Citizen of the Year Award
- Lance Corporal Andrew W. Nowacki Memorial Veteran of the Year Award
- GCPOMS President's Award