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.
Support the memorial expansion by sponsoring a commemorative paver
Show your support for the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society by sponsoring a Commemorative Paver brick for placement in the pathways at the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers memorial. This is a permanent tribute that offers the opportunity to show your family’s or company’s support to our fallen officers.
June 24, 2018: 10th Annual Cops Ride
The 10th Annual Cops Ride is Sunday, June 24. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Police Memorial at West 3rd and Lakeside and the processional ride begins at 11 a.m. to Lake Erie Harley Davidson for food and entertainment.
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 33rd Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration will be May 17–20, 2018. 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! The 2018 Cleveland International Tattoo is Saturday, May 19.
- 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