Bulletin Honors

Cincinnati, Ohio, Police Department Memorial

An image of the Cincinnati, Ohio, Police Department Memorial.

For the last 36 years, the Cincinnati, Ohio, Police Department Memorial has honored the life and legacy of officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community.

The names of 101 Cincinnati police officers who died in the line of duty are etched into black obelisks lining the perimeter of the memorial. In the center, a 9-foot-tall bronze statue of an officer stands tall, representing the collective sacrifice of these public servants.

Also along the perimeter sits an eternally burning flame that commemorates the brave men and women. Next to the flame is an engraved memorial stone celebrating the life of Police K9 Bandit, who was killed in the line of duty in 1987.

Directly below the U.S. flag, Thin Blue Line flag, and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #69 flag sit three additional black obelisks. The first states that in the weeks following the deaths of two Cincinnati officers in 1997, the memorial became a place of mourning for law enforcement officers across Hamilton County. In appreciation of the continued support received from suburban agencies, the names of 24 officers from across the country who died in the line of duty were added to the obelisks.

These men and women exemplified the essence of duty, honor, and sacrifice. They stood as guardians of justice, courageously confronting danger to protect the most vulnerable. Their spirit lives on in the hearts and minds of those they inspired. The Cincinnati Police Department honors these officers’ memory by continuing their noble work and will do so for generations to come.

An image of the Cincinnati, Ohio, Police Department Memorial.

The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin seeks submissions from agencies that wish to have their memorials featured in the magazine’s Bulletin Honors department. Needed materials include a short description, a photograph, and an endorsement from the agency’s ranking officer. Submissions can be emailed to leb@fbi.gov.