Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society™

2019 Tattoo - image used in store

Buy your tickets at the door for the Cleveland International Tattoo! The Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society™ is proud to present the Cleveland International Tattoo May 18, 2019. Stand with us as we honor our fallen heroes at the Music Hall at the Cleveland Public Auditorium. Online ticket sales are closed, but you can purchase tickets at the door.

Make Your Reservations by April 14 for Special Group Rate During Police Week Events!

Book your room now at DoubleTree by Hilton so you’re not left out! Use Group Code GCP and Group Name "Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society." Rate valid May 14-21, 2019.


DoubleTree by Hilton
Cleveland Downtown – Lakeside
1111 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Rib-Roast-2Police Fellowship Rib Roast (May 17, 2019) - Ticket Sales Closed.

The Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association and the Chicago Police Emerald Society are sponsoring this tasty annual event on this year for Police Week and the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society™'s annual commemoration week activities!

Police Memorial MerchandiseShop for GCPOMS Merchandise

We 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.

Detective Bill Gray

May 15 & 16, 2019: Annual Street Survival Seminar

We invite you to the Police Memorial Week Street Survival II® 2019 Seminar May 15 & 16, 2019,  which qualifies for CPT credit hours. Special Guest Speaker Detective Bill Gray will relate his harrowing experience fending off a violent attack in which he lost 5.5 pints of blood. We are honored to have this Purple Heart recipient share with us this harrowing story of survival!

Jan-Feb 2019 GCPOMS Newsletter - "The Epitaph"

  • Message from the President
  • Survivors’ Corner
  • Badges of Courage
  • In Memoriam
  • Police Week 2019/34th Annual Police Memorial Commemoration

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 34th Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration will coincide with Police Week in 2019. 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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