Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society

Keeping The Promise... to never forget our fallen heroes. Honoring the service of fallen peace officers, ensuring that they are never forgotten and providing assistance and emotional support to their families. We serve Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Geauga, Medina and Northern Summit counties.

May 13-21, 2017: 32nd Annual Police Memorial Commemoration

The Police Memorial Society sponsors the Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration in conjunction with National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day. Public events included a parade down Lakeside Avenue (“Police Memorial Way”) followed by a commemorative service at the Peace Officers Memorial., and much, much more.

May 20, 2017: Cleveland International Tattoo

The Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society is proud to present the Cleveland International Tattoo Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. Stand with us as we honor our fallen heroes. The 2017 Tattoo will feature the USMC Quantico Band as well as bagpipes and drums, dance and song.

June 18, 2017: 5th Annual Officers Down 5K and Community Day

The Officers Down 5K celebrates officers who put their lives on the line daily to keep our communities safe and honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. While officers give to the community on a daily basis, it is now our time to give back. Community Day will include lunch, live music, activities, and much more. Info...

Officer FaheyOfficer David Fahey End of Watch: January 24, 2017

Our condolences and love go to the family of Officer David Fahey, who was tragically killed while assisting at the scene of a crash. Officer Fahey was 39 years old. He was a proud graduate of St. Edward High School Class of 1995 and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Read more...

 

What We Do

We Honor Service to the Community

Each 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.
In addition to the events described above, the Police Memorial Society also presents the following awards to outstanding law enforcement officers and members of the Greater Cleveland community who provide exceptional support to the Police Memorial Society and the law enforcement community:
  • 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
Information about nomination and award criteria...

We Support Families

Jason Gresko MonumentThe Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society provides financial assistance and ongoing emotional and practical support to the families of fallen officers. Thanks to support of our members and generous donors, the Police Memorial Society is able to provide financial assistance to families of fallen and injured officers to help.

We Advance Education for Law Enforcement

Additionally, the Police Memorial Society awards the Peter Lawer Memorial Scholarship each year to a police officer furthering his/her education, or a student pursuing a degree in law enforcement or a related field, and planning a career in law enforcement. The scholarship is awarded each May during the annual Greater Cleveland Police Memorial Commemoration. Scholarship criteria...

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