European Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Unveiled in 2011, the European Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located at Europol Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, is a steel sculpture created by Hungarian artist Apolka Eros and donated by the National Police of Hungary. The fragmented look of the sculpted steel mask provides a dramatic appearance intended to reflect the complexities of life, its unpredictable fate, the diversity of human relationships, and the way these elements impact and influence faces and characters. The sculpture symbolizes a human face that has no individual character and could represent any officer no longer with us physically, but in our souls and memories. The monument bears the inscription “In Memory of European Union Law Enforcement Officers Who Have Lost Their Lives in the Line of Duty.”
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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 e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135.