Columbus Police Memorial

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Columbus Police Memorial

The Columbus Police Memorial is a memorial in Genoa Park. It has inscriptions of the names of police officers killed while serving and serves as a gathering site for memorial services. Its dedication ceremony was held on 26 May 2000.

The original drawings for the design was made by Thomas Raymond Hayes, a civilian police artist who became paralyzed during his service as a police officer in 1979 when he sustained a gunshot wound in the back while arresting two drugged teenagers. His name was also etched into the memorial after his death at the age of 61 on 20 January 2011.

Description

The monument is approximately 15 ft wide and 10 ft tall, made out of Barre Grey granite with polished black standard inserts. Atop the center of its base stands a tapering pillar crowned by a bronze Columbus Division of Police badge with a black mourning band. A plaque beneath the badge reads as follows: SERVED FAITHFULLY SACRIFICED VALIANTLY REMEMBERED ETERNALLY DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF OUR FELLOW COLUMBUS POLICE OFFICERS THIS 26th DAY OF MAY 2000

Three back-to-back rectangular slabs, bricked up in the base and inscribed with white lettering, list the names of police officers who have died in the line of duty.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

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