Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society®

May 19, 2024: GCPOMS Private Event at Progressive Field

Join us for a special day at Progressive Field on Sunday, May 19, as the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society hosts a private event during the game against the Minnesota Twins. This unique experience includes access to a food buffet, Pepsi products, and a private cash bar in the comfort of the Second Floor of the Corner Bar, starting from 12:30 PM with the first pitch at 1:40 PM. Tickets are available in Lower and Upper Box options, offering something for everyone. To purchase your tickets, visit the provided link and use the code “GCPOMS.” For larger groups of 8 or more, or if you have any questions, please contact the Cleveland Guardians directly. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy a day of baseball with friends and family, all while supporting a great cause!


The Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Remains Unscathed Amidst Downtown Storm

Unaffected by a recent severe storm in downtown Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial stands resilient.

Cops RideCOPS Ride - Thank you all!

Thank you to those who participated and especially to John Kiki's and COPS Ride for a wonderful event and for their continued support of GCPOMS.

Put your order in now for GCPOMS merchandise!

Police Memorial MerchandiseWe invite you to shop our online products. With your purchase, you are supporting the operation of this organization whose purpose is to honor fallen officers. This website features selected memorial merchandise. All memorial merchandise will be available at certain GCPOMS Merchandise Sales.

New Benefit for Members

Through a partnership with American Income Life Insurance Company, an AD&D benefit and other no-cost offers are being provided to all members of Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society.

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Watch the Virtual Commemoration

Hello friends -

We invite you to watch this video of our commemoration ceremony from Friday, May 15 at 9 a.m., when the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society read the names of fallen officers. Every year during Police Week the Society holds a ceremony at the Memorial to honor the memory of those officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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.

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 39th Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration will coincide with Police Week in 2024. Events include:

  • Greater Cleveland Police Memorial Parade
  • Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Service
  • Police Collectors Show
  • 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!

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
  • Police Officer of the Year Award
  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • 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 emotional and practical support to the families of fallen officers.

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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