Located in the plaza outside the Denver Police Headquarters, the Denver Police Memorial was originally constructed in 1991 to honor officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Since 2001, the Denver Police Memorial has been the site for the Police Department and high-ranking officials in Denver to gather, reflect, and pay respect to the sacrifices that the fallen officers and the officers’ families made in service to the citizens in the city and county of Denver.
This gathering occurs annually and coincides with National Police Week, which takes place on the week of May 15.
In recent years, the memorial event has also expanded to include recognizing the dedication and commitment of retired Denver police officers by hosting an appreciation luncheon that takes place at the PPA Event Center.
The Denver Police Memorial is sponsored and maintained by the Denver Police Officers Foundation and the Denver Police Foundation. The memorial event itself in organized and coordinated by the Denver Police Museum