Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society
Chief Edward P. Kovacic, 1930-2018
We are sad to learn that Chief Edward Kovacic passed away on September 30. Kovacic was instrumental in building the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial, and was a strong supporter of this organization. We are sharing his viewing (Oct. 3) and memorial service (Oct. 4) information here.
We invite you to read the Jul-Aug 2018 issue of The Epitaph, the official newsletter of the 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.
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 34th Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration will coincide with Police Week in 2019. 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!
- 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