Located in the plaza outside the Denver Police Department headquarters, the Denver Police Memorial was constructed in 1991 to honor officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Today, the Denver Police Memorial is where the Police Department and other high-ranking Denver city officials gather to reflect and pay respect to the sacrifices made by fallen officers and their families in service to citizens of the city and county of Denver.
Denver Police Memorial Week is an annual event that occurs the week of May 15 and coincides with National Police Week.
In recent years, the memorial event has 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 is organized and coordinated by the Denver Police Museum.