New Orange County Peace Officers' Memorial Monument
May is National Peace Officers’ Memorial Month and the Sheriff’s Advisory Council and the Orange County Chiefs’ of Police and Sheriff’s Association is looking forward to presenting the new Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial Monument at a the Regional Training Academy in Tustin on Wednesday, May 29.
The new monument will honor the 52 law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty in Orange County. The original monument was located in front of the Santa Ana courthouse, but age and ongoing deterioration took its toll on the structure. The new site for the memorial will provide security, as well as the proper care it deserves.
In addition to being very accessible to visitors, the memorial will include the walls of honor, water features, benches for reflection and heroic-size bronze statuary. It will also feature the Walk of Heroes, a prominent path approaching the monument that will display a limited number of commemorative brick pavers. The construction of the new memorial is estimated at $1.4 million.
To date, more than half the funds have been raised through donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. Although the construction of the memorial is coming to a close, donations are still needed. To make a contribution, please contact Marilyn MacDougall at (714) 647-4135.