Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society®

 

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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.

2021 EVR Blue Line Competition – Back the Blue With Your Pledge!

Looking for a way to show your support of law enforcement? Back the Blue! Thanks to Engage Virtual Range for their support! Your pledge will be multiplied by the final count of competition participants. Info and registration...

Sept. 25, 2021: Pipes & Drums of the Cleveland Police 25th Anniversary GalaPipes and Drums

Join Pipes & Drums in celebrating their 25th Anniversary! Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, soft drinks and entertainment. Info...

EVR Blueline 2021Sept. 20-25: 2021 EVR Blue Line Competition

Who is up for a little friendly competition? Engage Virtual Range is hosting their second annual Blue Line Competition for law enforcement agencies in Northeast Ohio. Join us for a full day of competition as we show our appreciation for local area law enforcement and get the chance to see exactly what each team is made of! This year's competition benefits the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society. Info...

April 2021 - "The Epitaph"epitaph december 2020

  • Message from the President
  • Survivor's Corner
  • Badges of Courage: Heroes Among Us

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 35th Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration will coincide with Police Week in 2021. 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!
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 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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