Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society®


Police week events37th Annual Police Memorial Commemoration - May 14-21, 2022

Hosted by The Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society®, the commemoration recognizes all law enforcement officers for their dedicated service, and honors those who died in the line of duty serving their communities. Please consider showing your support for our Safety Forces at any of the week's events open to the public! Spread the word with our flyer.


steakroast2022Fellowship Steak Roast - Friday, May 20, 2022

Police fellowship at CPPA Hall, 1303 West 58th Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $30. Ribeye steak dinner. For tickets you may also contact (216) 337-3537 or Sponsored by CPPA & Chicago P.D. Emerald Society. TICKETS PURCHASES EXTENDED THROUGH MONDAY, 5/16 AT 9 AM.


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.

Congratulations, Winners! (EVR)

Congratulations to the Avon Lake Police Department for winning this year's EVR Blue Line competition. 124 officers from 21 departments competed this year. Congratulations to Bay Village PD Officer Greg E. for taking top individual spot. Thanks to Chad Wilson and staff from Engage Virtual Range for organizing such a great event. Thank you to all participants and sponsors.

May 2022 - "The Epitaph"

  • Message from the President
  • Survivor's Corner: Summer Bartek, Survivor & Twin Sister of Patrol Officer Shane H. Bartek
  • In Memoriam

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 37th Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration will coincide with Police Week in 2022. 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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