Annual Police Memorial Commemoration

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34th Annual Police Memorial Commemoration

May 17, 2019

Police Week 2019

34th Annual Commemoration

The Police Memorial Society sponsors the 34th Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration in conjunction with National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day in 2019. Public events include a parade down Lakeside Avenue (“Police Memorial Way”) followed by a commemorative service at the Peace Officers Memorial. The premier event is the Cleveland International Tattoo.

Thank You 2018 Sponsors

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica850 ESPN RadioopbasmlBeverage DistributorsCuyahoga County Police Chiefs AssociationLorain County Chiefs Law Enforcement Officers AssociationTeamsters Local 507Rock N Roll City Harley DavidsonWild Eagle SaloonSwine Gear Coffee - Weinmanns ProductsAlso, thank you to Captain Keith Sulzer for his sponsorship!


Featured Event

The Cleveland International Tattoo in action

May 18: Spectacular performances of music, song, drill and dance

The premier event of each year’s commemoration is the Cleveland International Tattoo. In the time-honored tradition of the military tattoo, the pipes & drums of numerous police departments throughout the United States and Canada – as well as marching bands, drill teams, dance and choral groups – combine their talents in a spectacular display of pageantry and music. The entire community joins together in remembrance, fellowship and celebration to salute our safety forces, our military and our country.

This family-friendly patriotic concert highlights the best musicians, dancers and performers from across the globe. Past performers include police, military, and childrens groups from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Turkey, Australia, Ukraine, Poland and Greece.


2019 Police Week Events

Flyer (pdf)

Further events to be announced

Saturday, May 11

Grave Marker Ceremony & Placement

8:00 a.m.

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

For questions or to volunteer, contact John Dean, (216) 272-4469 or

Sunday, May 12

Police, Fire & EMS Memorial Mass

9:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Angels Church

Breakfast after Mass in Linus Hall, $7.

Monday, May 13

Candlelight Vigil

7:30 p.m.

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)
W. 3rd & Lakeside

Contact us at

Wednesday, May 15

Cleveland Police Museum Event Heroes Roll Call

3 p.m. – Closing

Platform Beer Co., 4125 Lorain Ave.

$10 Admisson, 4 p.m. toast to heroes

Thursday, May 16

Cleveland Police Badge Case Ceremony

11 a.m.

1st Floor, Cleveland Police HQ, Justice Center

Heroes Welcome

8 p.m. – Midnight

Margaritaville, East Bank of Flats

Live music, complimentary appetizers.

Friday, May 17


10:30 a.m.

Steps off from Lakeside Avenue and East 12th street, and continues to Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

Memorial Service

11:30 a.m.

Police Memorial Square (Huntington Park)

Contact Joe Mannion,


Immediately after parade

FOP Lodge 8 Hall, 2249 Payne Ave.

For Parade participants.

Greater Cleveland Police Emerald Society Fellowship Event

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

CPPA Upstairs Hall, 1303 W. 58th

Rib Roast

6-8 p.m.

CPPA Upstairs Hall, 1303 W. 58th

Event and ticket info

Saturday, May 18

Police Collector’s Show

10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

DoubleTree Hotel, 1111 Lakeside Ave.

For information contact Dave Tomcho at 440-821-7483.

Cleveland International Tattoo

7:00 p.m.

Public Auditorium

Event and ticket info

After Tattoo Party

7:00 p.m.

DoubleTree Hotel, 1111 Lakeside Ave.


HOST HOTEL INFORMATIONDoubleTree by HiltonCleveland Downtown – Lakeside
1111 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Map…
PHONE: 216-928-3202

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Group Name: Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society
Group Code: GCP

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The website features selected memorial merchandise. All memorial merchandise will be available at the following GCPOMS Merchandise Sales:

  • May 11, 2019 Outdoorsman Raffle: UAW Hall, 5615 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma 6 p.m.- 11 p.m.
  • May 15 and 16, 2019 Lobby of the Double Tree Hotel, E. 12th and Lakeside, Cleveland 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 17, 2019 Lobby of the Double Tree Hotel, E. 12th and Lakeside, Cleveland 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • May 17, 2019 Sales at FOP Lodge 8, 2249 Payne Avenue, Cleveland 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • May 17, 2019 Tent Sale at the GCPOMS Memorial, W. 3rd and Lakeside, Cleveland 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • May 18, 2019 Lobby of the Double Tree Hotel, E. 12th and Lakeside, Cleveland 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • May 18, 2019 Cleveland International Tattoo, Public Hall, 500 Lakeside, Cleveland 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • June 15, 2019 Hooley, Kamm’s Corners, Lorain and Rocky River Drive, Cleveland Noon to 8:00 p.m.

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