Service Project to Honor Fallen Law Enforcement

Posted: 31-Jul-2015

On Colorado Day, Denver Police Museum Hosts Memorial Clean Up

DENVER, Colorado, August 1, 2015 –The Denver Police Museum is hosting a service project honoring fallen Denver Police Officers and their families on Colorado Day! In various locations in Denver, memorials signs have been placed to honor law enforcement officers who were killed there, in the line of duty. Recently, some of these signs have been vandalized. The Denver Police Museum is marking Colorado Day by hosting a service project to clean the damaged signs, place a remembrance ribbon on the sign, and hold a brief ceremony to include reading the official account of the incident in which the officer lost their life. At present, signs have only been placed for thirteen (13) of the seventy two (72) Denver Police Officers killed in the line of duty. As a further mission of this project, the Museum will announce that it is reaching out to the Hancock administration, the Denver Police command staff, the Denver Police Officers Foundation, the Denver Police Foundation, the Denver Police Protective Association, the Fraternal Order Of Police, Denver Police Retirees, and the business community to raise the necessary funds and secure the necessary permits to place memorial signs for the for the remaining 59 officers.

“When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, the impact to their colleagues, families, and the community at large is immeasurable. These signs are a simple token of respect for their sacrifice. Colorado Day is a fitting time for the community to again show their respect by honoring those that have served in Denver.” says Michael Hesse, Executive Board Vice President of the Denver Police Museum.

Expected volunteers participating in the service project include Denver Police museum volunteers, retired officers, families of fallen officers, students majoring in law enforcement, and volunteers from Step 13. If the public is interested in participating or learning more, they should call the Denver Police Museum at 720.913.6779.

Service Project participants will assemble at 10:00 am Saturday, August 1 at the Art Dill Auditorium located in the Denver Police Department building at 1331 Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80202 for a brief program. Teams will then depart to the sign locations for cleaning and the remembrance ceremonies.