Gold Star Families Memorial and Park

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The memorial in 2015
The memorial in 2015
The memorial in 2015

Gold Star Families Memorial and Park is located east of Soldier Field in Chicago, in the U.S. state of Illinois.[1][2][3] The memorial is maintained by the Chicago Police Department Honor Guard and is intended to honor 585 CPD officers who died in the line of duty.[4] The memorial was dedicated in 2006 by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.[5] A guard from the CPD is also posted at the memorial 24/7, similarly to the Tomb guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Chicago Police Families Celebrate Father's Day At Lakefront Memorial". WBBM-TV. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Gold Star Families Memorial". WBBM-TV. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  3. ^ Harty, Nancy. "Hundreds Of Motorcyclists Take Part In Ride To Remember Fallen Officers". WBBM-TV. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  4. ^ Villagomez, Jessica. "Memorial honors fallen Chicago police officers". chicagotribune.com.
  5. ^ "GOLD STAR FAMILIES MEMORIAL & PARK | ChicagoCop.com".

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Coordinates: 41°51′45″N 87°36′51″W / 41.86243°N 87.61406°W / 41.86243; -87.61406