St. Petersburg, Florida, Police Department Memorial
On October 13, 2012, the St. Petersburg, Florida, Police Department Memorial was dedicated during a public ceremony. This monument honoring fallen officers took several years to plan. After the line-of-duty deaths of three of the department’s officers, within a month period in early 2011, a heightened sense of urgency took over, and the memorial was completed. It features the silhouette of a uniformed police officer and prominently displays the names of St. Petersburg’s fifteen officers, including one police chief, killed in the line of duty. The monument is situated in a park along the city’s waterfront, where it provides a place of beauty and solitude for the public to reflect on the service and sacrifice of these officers. It serves as a reminder of the commitment and dedication of these brave individuals.
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.