Contra Costa County Peace Officers Monument - California
The Contra Costa County Peace Officers Monument is located in Martinez, California. Rather than honoring fallen officers, it recognizes all peace officers past, present, and future who dedicate their professional lives to serving citizens and making communities safe. It was unveiled during National Police Week in May 2002.
The circle of badges and shields, placed in the order in which each agency was established, at the statue base signify both the perpetual unity and equality of each police agency in Contra Costa County. The bronze statue features a peace officer standing next to a little boy. It represents service, respect, and community, which form the foundation of a successful partnership between law enforcement and those served.
The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin seeks submissions from agencies who 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 mailed to Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.