For the past 4 years the Police Hall of Fame has utilized a beautiful visual image to aid in remembering fallen heroes. This image came to be called “The Hill of Remembrance”. Each year flags are posted on the hillside out front of the Hall of Fame in honor of each family survivor currently in Hall of Fame programs. This past May, during Police Week, 11,239 flags were posted. Local Boy Scout Troops have helped post in the past but in an ironic twist, the posting this year was done by inmates from the local Brevard County prison system.
Plans are underway now for the 2015 Police Memorial Day events.
To be included on the invitation list, send a request to:
Police Memorial Day Invitation
6350 Horizon Drive
Titusville, FL 32780
The annual memorial service hosted by the Police Hall of Fame was a huge success. Attendees came from Texas, California, Michigan and many other states. The family survivor count was over 400 and there were well over a thousand officers and supporters who came out to witness and participate in the service. This year’s service had a few nice changes from previous services. First there was the Honor Guard duties that usually are performed by a mixed guard unit from Brevard county. However, this year the guard duties were performed by a 19 member guard from Atlanta PD. They performed well and were very inspiring to watch. A second difference was in the reading of the fallen officer’s names. Traditionally this duty was performed by men, however, this year that tradition was broken by Major Felicia Chestnut with the state of Florida Correctional Department…and she did an outstanding job. Also joining the service this year was a nice mounted unit from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, which was greatly received and appreciated. Another change was the hand bell choir. Usually reserved for adults and Hall of Fame staff, this year’s bell ringing response team was comprised of 4 youths from a local church and they did a fantastic job. And, last but not least, in addition to the flyover by the Brevard County Sheriff's Department, NASA contributed to the service by launching a rocket shortly after 8pm. With beautiful weather and clear skies the Police Hall of Fame had one of its finest services ever honoring and remembering fallen officers from across the country.
Every year we try to arrange an event for the family survivors to get together in a casual environment. In addition to honoring and remembering the officers that have been lost over the years, we believe that it is important for families to connect with other families and make new friends.
On Saturday, May 17th, over 400 family survivors got together for a Luau at F. Burton Smith Regional Park in Cocoa, Florida. Tropical island cuisine accompanied an authentic Hawaiian Luau with Polynesian dancers and a fire knife performance. A small alligator was spotted swimming in a lake not far from the Luau, making this Florida adventure even more memorable.