Houston Police Officer's Memorial

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Houston Police Officer Memorial
Houston Police Department memorial.jpg
Western View of the Memorial
Coordinates 29°45′53″N 95°22′36″W / 29.764628°N 95.376712°W / 29.764628; -95.376712
Location Houston, Texas
Designer Jesus Bautista Moroles
Material Granite
Length 120'
Width 120'
Height 12'-6"
Opening date 1991
Dedicated to Houston Police Department Fallen Officers
Houston Police Officer Memorial reflecting pool at dusk

The Houston Police Officer Memorial is a piece of public art erected in Houston in 1991 to recognize the sacrifices made by city police officers and to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Designed by artist Jesus Bautista Moroles, the piece is set as a 120’ by 120’ Greek cross with a stepped pyramid and sunken courtyard at its center.[1] The top of the pyramid contains a pink granite reflecting pool engraved with the names of officers killed in the line of duty.[2] The piece was gift to the city by numerous patrons including the Knox Foundation, the Cullen Foundation, the Fayez Sarofim and Company, the Rockwell Fund, the Brown Foundation, the M.D. Anderson Foundation, the Scurlock Foundation, the Neva and Wesley West Foundation, and Albert and Margaret Alkek.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Artist". [1]. Retrieved 10 Feb 2013. 
  2. ^ "Houston Police Officer’s Memorial". [2]. Retrieved 10 Feb 2013. 
  3. ^ "Police Officer Memorial". Houston Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 6 February 2013.