2017 Commemoration

Stand with Us as We Honor Our Fallen Heroes

32nd Annual Police Memorial Commemoration

May 13-21, 2017

to all who came out to support the 31st Annual Commemoration

The Police Memorial Society sponsored the 31st Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration in conjunction with National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day May 14-22. Public events included a parade down Lakeside Avenue (“Police Memorial Way”) followed by a commemorative service at the Peace Officers Memorial.

Join us in 2017 for next year’s National Police Week events and the 32nd Annual Commemoration!

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

Thank You Cleveland.com

Enjoy Cleveland.com’s video coverage of the Police Memorial Parade. The parade marked the most prominent display of camaraderie during the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society’s week-long commemoration:

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Featured Event

May 20 – 7:00 PM

The Cleveland International Tattoo in action

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.


2017 Schedule of Events

Flyer (pdf)

Saturday, May 13

Grave Marker Ceremony & Placement

Time TBA

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

For questions or to volunteer, contact John Dean, (216) 272-4469 or jtdean@policememorialsociety.org

Sunday, May 14

Police Memorial Mass & Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Angels, 3644 Rocky River Drive

Monday, May 15

Candlelight Vigil

8:00 p.m.

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

Contact Erik Joyce joycee2323@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 17

Street Survival Seminar

Time TBA

Further details to be determined

Contact Steve Hirst, streetsurvival2013@gmail.com

Thursday, May 18

Cleveland Police Badge Case Ceremony

10:55 a.m.

Cleveland Police Headquarters, 1300 Ontario St.

Street Survival Seminar

See May 17 (above) for info

Heroes Welcome Reception

8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

Wild Eagle Saloon – 921 Huron Road

$10. Drink specials, complimentary buffet, live music 7-11pm. Contact: 216-337-3537

Friday, May 19

Police Memorial Parade

10:30 a.m.

Lakeside Ave. Westbound from E. 12th to W. 3rd St.

Contact Don Searle, (330) 416-1029 or custac2@aol.com

Memorial Service

11:30 a.m.

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

Contact Tim Hassing, timhassing@policememorialsociety.org.

Luncheon for Parade Participants

Immediately following memorial service

FOP Lodge 8 Hall, 2249 Payne Ave.

Cleveland Irish Emerald Societies

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Happy Hour – CPPA Hall, 1303 W. 58th St.

Police Fellowship Steak Roast

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

CPPA Hall, 1303 W. 58th St.

Tickets and Info…

Saturday, May 20

Police Collectors Show

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Lakeside Grand Ballroom

For information contact Phil Rozzi, ohio5213@gmail.com or 330-858-4346.


Awards Ceremony & Scholarship Presentation

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Public Auditorium – Cost: $25.

Cleveland International Tattoo

7:00 p.m.

Public Auditorium

For information contact Stacy Gay, 216-337-3537 or sgay@policememorialsociety.org.

After Tattoo Cast Party

10:00 p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton – Ballroom

Contact jtavano@policememorialsociety.org

After Tattoo Party

CPPA Zone Car Lounge, 1303 W. 58th St.


4th Annual Officer Down 5k

Watch for upcoming announcements about our 5th Annual OD5K, Sunday, June 18.

Contact TJ Burke, (412) 980-0085 or tj.positivemovementz@gmail.com


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Group Name: 2017 Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society
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Check-in: 14-MAY-2017
Check-out: 23-MAY-2017

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