For the past 8 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, 12,823 flags were posted.
Although Mother Nature threatened rain, she held off long enough for a dry and successful 2018 Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the American Police Hall of Fame in Titusville, FL. Over 500 family survivors from 27 states signed up to attend the event on Friday evening, May 18, which featured a roll call of those lost in the line of duty in 2017, a 21-gun salute, music, a pipe and drum corps, along with a horse and caisson processional.
Registration for the 2019 Law Enforcement Memorial Weekend will start in early December.
On Saturday, family survivors were treated to a day at the Brevard Zoo, which included educational classes and a tasty barbecue lunch from Sonny’s.
“We didn’t have as much luck on Saturday with the rain,” said Lori Shepherd, Director of the Police Family Survivor’s Fund. “But everyone made the best of it and put on their rain ponchos. The ongoing drizzle didn’t seem to deter anyone from enjoying the Meerkats, rhinos, zebras and, of course, the giraffe feeding! We got great feedback from the adults as well as the kids. Each year it’s our goal to make sure the families have a chance to do something fun with each other, after dealing with the emotion of the Friday night service.”
Capt. Brian C. Smith, (Ret.)
Chicago Heights, IL
Executive Vice President
Deputy Peter J. Kolovos
Des Plaines, IL
Sergeant At Arms
August J. Scott
Richard G. Abrams
New Haven, CT
The American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens (AFP&CC) offers a number of programs and services that support the law enforcement community and specifically the surviving families of officers killed in the line of duty.