Law Enforcement Officers Memorial of Allegheny County by Susan Wagner EDAW architects
N. Shore Dr. (Across from Heinz Field)
Pittsburgh has several war memorials including the nearby Korean War, Vietnam War, and World War II memorials. This monument remembers the heros of a different kind of war. This war is one that never ends and hits very close to home. At this memorial we remember and honor the law enforcement officers who have given their lives to protect us right here, in this state, this county, this city. This is the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial of Allegheny County.
First dedicated in 1996, it was relocated to it’s present location when the new stadiums were constructed and rededicated in 2003.
A row of seven flags provide a backdrop to the monument. The bronze statue of an officer looks toward the city with
On a black granite wall at the base of the American flag are the names of local, state and federal law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty who lived in Allegheny County. The list of names goes back as far as 1885.
Perhaps the simplest thing at this monument is also the most poignant. A red call box sits off to the side with the words
We found a Facebook, page for the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial of Allegheny County. On it, they place an entry on the anniversary of each officer's death with their photograph. It seems an integral part of this memorial.
The poem inscribed on the granite wall is titled "A Part of America Died" by retired Detective Harry Koch, MCSO.
Somebody killed a policeman today, and a part of America died.
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