Essex County Police Academy Law Enforcement Officer Memorial
The Essex County College Police Academy, located in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, held a dedication ceremony for its recently constructed law enforcement officer memorial on June 7, 2010. The monument displays the names of 84 law enforcement officers who sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of Essex County. The names date as far back as 1854 and include officers from 14 different agencies in the county. The 7-foot tall stone monument bears the academy’s insignia and has two dark, pointed granite pillars on either side. Surrounding the memorial are stones inscribed with the names of individual or corporate donors who wish to honor these fallen officers.