Annual Police Memorial Commemoration (2023)

Stand with Us as We Honor Our Fallen Heroes

39th Annual Police Memorial Commemoration – Police Week 2024

May 12-18, 2024

38th Annual Commemoration

The Police Memorial Society sponsors the Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration in conjunction with National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day. Public events include a parade down Lakeside Avenue (“Police Memorial Way”) followed by a commemorative service at the Peace Officers Memorial.

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2023 Police Week Events

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Some events subject to change


Saturday, May 13

Grave Marker Placement

8:00 a.m.

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

After a brief ceremony at 8:00 a.m. at the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial® (GCPOM®) located in Huntington Park, Lakeside Avenue and West 3rd Street, volunteers will travel throughout the region and place markers on the graves of the Officers commemorated on the GCPOM®.

Monday, May 15

Candlelight Vigil

7:45 p.m.

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

At Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial site, begins promptly at 7:45 p.m.

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Thursday, May 18

Cleveland Police Badge Case Ceremony

11:00 a.m.

Cleveland Police HQ

Begins at 11:00 a.m. 1st Floor, Cleveland Police HQ, Justice Center – 1300 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Hero’s Welcome

8:00 p.m.


8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at Sausolito on Ninth, 1360 E. 9th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. Live music by “New Barleycorn” and complimentary appetizers.

Friday, May 19


10:30 a.m.

Steps off at 10:30 a.m. from Lakeside Avenue and East 12th Street, continuing along Lakeside Avenue to the GCPOM®. Parade participants include officers from local, county, state and federal agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada; and surviving family members of officers who made the supreme sacrifice.

Memorial Service

11:30 a.m.

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

All are encouraged to gather at the GCPOM® at 11:30 a.m. immediately following the parade in “Keeping the Promise to Never Forget Our Fallen Heroes®.”


After Service

FOP Lodge 8

For parade participants immediately following the Memorial Service at the FOP Lodge No. 8, 2249 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

Greater Cleveland Police Emerald Society

4:00 p.m.


Fellowship Event, CPPA, Upstairs Hall, 1303 West 58th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Police Fellowship Steak Roast

6:00 p.m.


CPPA, Hall, 1303 West 58th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44102 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association and Chicago Police Emerald Society. TICKETS TO THE STEAK ROAST ARE SOLD OUT.

Saturday, May 20

Police Patch Collectors Show

10:00 a.m.

Double Tree Hotel

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Double Tree Hotel, 1111 Lakeside Avenue.
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Cleveland International Tattoo®

7:00 p.m.

Change of Venue!! DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom, 1111 Lakeside Ave. East, Cleveland

Highlighting the weekend will be the “Tattoo” at DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom at 7:00 p.m. A spectacular demonstration of pageantry, music, song, drill and dance. Featured performers include The Pipes and Drums of the Cleveland Police, the United States Marine Corps New Orleans Jazz Band and more! For tickets and more information, please visit: After-Tattoo Party immediately following the Tattoo at DoubleTree Hotel.


HOST HOTEL INFORMATIONDoubleTree by HiltonCleveland Downtown – Lakeside
1111 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Map…
PHONE: 216-241-5100

Book your room now so you’re not left out! Booking due date is April 26, 2023. The group’s special rate is applicable from May 16-22, 2023. Here are the details:

Group Name: Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society

Book now…