United By Light NLEOMF Candlelight Vigil

Every year, we host the annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the officers who were added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Over 20,000 law enforcement officers, survivors, and supporters will join us in Washington, DC on May 13. It’s often said that everyone should experience at least one Police Week duringRead More

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You’re Just a Cop – For What It’s Worth

An important part of the mission of the Cleveland Police Foundation is supporting our police officers and assisting them in ways that help them better perform their duties.

30th Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration

This coming May, the Police Memorial Society sponsors the 30th Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration in conjunction with National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day. The premier event of each year’s Commemoration is the Cleveland International Tattoo.

Matthew Mangino

Matthew T. Mangino: Ambush of Police Officers is a Growing Problem

The search being conducted in eastern Pennsylvania may be unprecedented, but the ambush of law enforcement officers is not. Between 1990 and 2012, more than 1,200 law enforcement officers were murdered. About one in six of those murders were fatal ambushes, according to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). In a report recentlyRead More

Canadian Law Enforcement Memorial Service

Come Join Us For The National Canadian Law Enforcement Memorial Service Come Join our Canadian Brothers and Sisters in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for their 37th Annual Canadian Law Enforcement Memorial Weekend – Friday September 26-29, 2014. Friday night is the meet and greet at Russell’s lounge. Saturday is a Swap meet,Read More

Flag at Woodland Cemetery

Eight fallen officers to receive headstones

Eight Greater Cleveland police officers, killed in the line of duty, to receive headstones on their unmarked graves (Reprinted from Cleveland.com on May 23, 2014) Headstones at Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, where three Cleveland police officers, killed in the line of duty, have rested for decades without headstones commemorating their lives and service. (Lisa DeJong, TheRead More

The Promise Newsletter

Read The Spring 2014 Promise Newsletter

Please click to view the current issue of “The Promise,” the newsletter of the GCPOMS, now available. This issue is full of great information about the upcoming Police Memorial Commemoration which begins next week in Cleveland as well as important general news and information. We encourage our members to submit articles for “The Promise” newsletter. “ThePromise” and GCPOMS reserves theRead More

Barb Apanites Rides in the Police Unity Tour – You can help!

Update: Cleveland Clinic Police also ride in Police Unity Tour – 2/25/2014 Barb Apanites is the surviving daughter of Cleveland PD PO John Apanites, EOW: April 7, 1969, and also a GCPOMS volunteer who participating in the 2014 Police Unity Tour in May. The PUT is a great event that raises funds for the NationalRead More