Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial
First erected on May 1, 1979, at Camp George West in Golden, the Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial stands as an enduring testament to the state’s brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Funded entirely by private donations, the monument has undergone many changes through the years. Today, it stands not only as a testament to Colorado officers but also as a compilation of the energy, love, and passion from so many private citizens who make the memorial possible.
The monument is a reverent place designed to help heal wounds and eulogize the lives and families of these officers. Highly polished Colorado rose granite memorializes the names of fallen heroes. The center stone, a remnant from the original memorial, shows continuity from the first to the current monument. A blue line, symbolizing the thin blue line of law enforcement, lights the steps leading to the memorial. The site is Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, allowing injured officers access. A low wall surrounding the monument gives it a sense of space and privacy, while a piece of steel from the World Trade Center represents the sacrifice of first responders from around the nation.
This noble and dignified memorial exists not only for Colorado officers but for all first responders and citizens who show their support.
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.