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Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day

“The Hill of Remembrance” and the "Walk of Heroes"

For the past 13 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, 13,723 flags were posted.


Plans for the 2024 Memorial are already in the early stages. 

Police Memorial Serviice

2023 Memorial Service

The Friday night memorial service included over 500 family survivors, law enforcement officers and civilians who had the opportunity to tour the facility before attending the ceremony honoring fallen heroes.

The celebration of courage and sacrifice included multiple agency honor guard units, the Brevard Police & Fire Pipe and Drums Band, a roll call of those lost in the line of duty in 2022, a 21-gun salute, and stirring music.

Family Activity Saturday

On Saturday, the family survivors were treated to a day of fun and games on the grounds of the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum. The families enjoyed a barbeque lunch and there were plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.

“The day was perfect. Although it was warm and sunny, there were plenty of activities inside the museum to cool down and chill out,” said Lori Shepherd, Director of Family Survivor Fund. “I think everyone enjoyed the opportunity to relax and have fun together as families. And, as always, the survivor families cherish the opportunity to spend time together and share joy for a change, instead of grief. That is our goal each year, after the intensity of our Friday night service.”

Family Survivor Event
Hill of Remembrance Flags
Memorial Red Rose

Memorial Flowers

Even if you cannot join us this year, you may order a rose to be placed near the name of your loved one.

Join us in a special group

You are invited to join our CLOSED Facebook Group specifically for Families of Fallen Officers. Your participation allows us to communicate with the group about activities, resources, and opportunities that are unique to you.

Likewise, you can share your experiences and challenges with those who understand all too well what you are going through. We have several administrators who are part of the group and post comments or questions, but the group is YOURS.

If you are interested in joining the group, just go to our American Police Hall of Fame & Museum Facebook page: and scroll down the menu on the left until you see “Groups.” Select the “Family Survivors of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers” group and ask to join. Our administrators should approve you within 24 hours.

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