Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

The Memorial stands as a tribute to heroism and sacrifice.

Ceremony 2010 (1)

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was established in 1980 to honor fallen officers from every police department and law enforcement agency within Miami-Dade County.  The original triple granite structure was unveiled in May 1981, and remains an integral part of the site.

In 2001, four black granite walls were erected; etched with the names of the gallant men and women who died serving the citizens of their community.  The Police Officer Assistance Trust is responsible for the care and preservation of the Memorial and has sworn to safeguard the memory of each officer lost in the line of duty.   Today, 143 names grace these hallowed walls.

Wall of Honor Application

Tribute to 9-11

9-11 Memorial

Two five-foot high towers were added to the site in 2002 to commemorate the law enforcement officers who were killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  The Trust holds an annual ceremony to honor those who perished on that tragic day.

K-9 Memorial

Ceremony 2010 (334)
The Miami-Dade K-9 Memorial was dedicated on August 14, 2009 at Tropical Park to memorialize and honor all of the police canines including the eight that died serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County.  These eight canines memorialized on the wall of honor were inducted by the K-9’s partner/handler or a designated representative.  The love, pleasure and enjoyment the police K-9 brings to his partner, the police officer, will never be able to be put into words.  The bond between a police officer and his K-9 partner can only be understood if you have lived it, as so many K-9 officers have.  The police canines do in fact serve man who serves mankind.  May all of our loyal K-9 partners rest in peace.

K9 Wall of Honor Application