Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society™

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Get your tickets now 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.

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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! Join us Friday, May 17, 2019 from 6-8pm for a half or full slab dinner!

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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.

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Remembering Sam Miller

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Samuel H. Miller.

Sam Miller wholeheartedly offered his support and was instrumental in our dream becoming a reality when the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial was dedicated on May 14, 1993. He continued to be one of the major reasons the Memorial was built and maintained in the condition that is reflective of the respect and honor due to our fallen heroes. Sam was a friend to all law enforcement and survivors. He will be missed. Sam was 97 years old.

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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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