Annual Police Memorial Commemoration

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33rd Annual Police Memorial Commemoration

May 17-20, 2018

Police Week May 12-20, 2018

33rd Annual Commemoration

The Police Memorial Society sponsors the 33rd Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration in conjunction with National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 17-20, 2018. Public events include a parade down Lakeside Avenue (“Police Memorial Way”) followed by a commemorative service at the Peace Officers Memorial. The premier event is the Cleveland International Tattoo.

Thank You 2018 Sponsors

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica850 ESPN RadioopbasmlBeverage DistributorsCuyahoga County Police Chiefs AssociationLorain County Chiefs Law Enforcement Officers AssociationTeamsters Local 507Rock N Roll City Harley DavidsonWild Eagle SaloonSwine Gear Coffee - Weinmanns ProductsAlso, thank you to Captain Keith Sulzer for his sponsorship!

 

Featured Event

The Cleveland International Tattoo in action

May 19, 2018: Spectacular performances of music, song, drill and dance

The premier event of each year’s commemoration is the Cleveland International Tattoo. In the time-honored tradition of the military tattoo, the pipes & drums of numerous police departments throughout the United States and Canada – as well as marching bands, drill teams, dance and choral groups – combine their talents in a spectacular display of pageantry and music. The entire community joins together in remembrance, fellowship and celebration to salute our safety forces, our military and our country.

This family-friendly patriotic concert highlights the best musicians, dancers and performers from across the globe. Past performers include police, military, and childrens groups from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Turkey, Australia, Ukraine, Poland and Greece.

The awards ceremony is going to be on May 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, just prior to the Tattoo start. The awards recipients are as follows:

GCPOMS President’s Award –
Ralph Spidalieri

Patrolman Norman A. Drew Memorial Citizen of the Year Award –
Mary Jo Graves

The Anthony J. Johnson Sr. Police Officer of the Year Award –
Craig Anderson

The Anthony J. Johnson Sr. Police Officer of the Year Award –
Cory Planisek

The Lance Corporal Andrew Nowacki Memorial Veteran of the Year Award –
Robert Safran

Pete Lawer Memorial Scholarship –
Justin Eakin

 

2018 Police Week Events

Police Week Flyer (pdf)

Police Week Flyer - Updated May 11 2018

Accommodations

HOST HOTEL INFORMATIONDoubleTree by HiltonCleveland Downtown – Lakeside
1111 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Map…
PHONE: 216-928-3202
RESERVATIONS: 800-222-TREE with group code “GCP”

Book your room now so you’re not left out! Here are the details:

Group Name: 2018 Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society
Group Code: GCP
Check-in: 16-MAY-2018
Check-out: 21-MAY-2018

At least a two-night stay is required.

Book now…

Hampton InnCleveland – Downtown
1460 E. Ninth Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Map…
PHONE: 216-241-6600
RESERVATIONS: 800-222-TREE with group code “GCP”

Book your room by April 18, 2018 so you’re not left out! Here are the details:

Group Name: 2018 Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society
Check-in: 17-MAY-2018
Check-out: 20-MAY-2018
Book via the website link in order to get your discount.

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We are thrilled to share a promotion that Swine Gear Coffee Co. is offering. Use discount code POLICE2018 for 15% off your entire coffee order between May 13-19, 2018! Order their products online.