Lexington County, South Carolina
On May 17, 2012, in the Lexington Municipal Conference Center, community leaders, law enforcement officers, families, and friends honored those who lost their lives in the line of duty by dedicating the Lexington County Law Enforcement Memorial. Work on the monument began in March 2010 by law enforcement leaders throughout the county. A state law enforcement agent designed the 28,300-pound wall and platform. Erected on the grounds of the Marc Westbrook Courthouse in Lexington, the monument was cut from a single block of black granite quarried in Africa. The wall features the thin blue line and the credo “It is Not How These Officers Died That Made Them Heroes But How They Lived.” The top of the wall features a beveled face with state and local law enforcement badges. The centerpiece of the memorial is a pedestal with a bronze sculpture of a police duty belt with a single rose laid across it. At the foot of the monument are brick pavers with the names of the law enforcement officers who lost their lives.
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 email@example.com or mailed to Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135.