Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers’ Memorial
“Heroes never die. They live on forever in the hearts and minds of those who would follow in their footsteps.”
The Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers’ Memorial, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, honors federal, state, local, and military law enforcement personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to and protection of the people they served.
This monument, encompassing 71,000 square feet, features an entrance aligned toward Pikes Peak. The curved wall, embedded with law enforcement shields, is illuminated by a thin blue line that separates good from evil. A fallen lion, with its head bowed and protective paw extended—proving loyalty, courage, and bravery to the end—rests upon a base of granite and faces the Colorado Springs Veterans Memorial.
Names of the deceased, along with their agencies and “end of watch” dates, are featured on the granite base. A walk of honor extends 200 feet from the entrance of the lion’s resting place.
1 Emily Potter, quoted in Dennis O. Baker, Restless Hearts: What If Fallen Heroes Could Go Home? (Bloomington, IN: Abbott Press, 2013).
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.