Collaboration is Key… On June 26, 2018, the Miami-Dade Police Department had a ceremony to unveil their “Hall of Honor”, honoring the memory of the men and women who dedicated their lives serving and protecting the citizens of Miami-Dade County. This project was no easy feat. Miami-Dade Police Department always wanted to have a special place to pay homage and remember its fallen officers. What better place than the hallway on the first floor of the Fred Taylor Headquarters Building, leading from the Front Desk to the Personnel Management Bureau. After a lot of meetings, and creative ideas generated, it finally came to fruition. The “Hall of Honor” could not have been completed without the monetary assistance from the Dade County Police Benevolent Association (PBA), Hispanic Police Officers Association (HPOA), Professional Law Enforcement Association (PLEA), Progressive Officers Club (POC), Police Officer Assistance Trust (POAT), along with members of the Miami-Dade Police Department. A lovely continental breakfast was sponsored by Panasonic Corporation for the families in attendance.
It is because of those brave men and women that we enjoy peace and tranquility in our communities. It is the hope of the Miami-Dade Police Department that those who visit the “Hall of Honor” will pause, read the names, and reflect. They lived to make a difference. And they died as they lived.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the Annual 9-11 Ceremony will be held at the Law Enforcement Memorial site in Tropical Park at 9:30 a.m. The POAT sponsors this ceremony every year in conjunction with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. This ceremony is to remember and honor our country’s heroes who were killed in the line of duty responding to the attack on our nation. Of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed on 9/11; 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers lost their lives while performing their duties. Thanks to their heroic efforts, thousands of lives were rescued and saved.
It is important that we never forget all of the heroes that perished that tragic day. Please make every effort to attend.