This Memorial Day we honor all those we have lost and especially our men/women in uniform. Houston Police Officers’ Memorial is the site for the annual procession and wreath-laying ceremony that honors Houston’s slain police officers. The site is guarded 24 hours a day by on-duty officers.
This memorial was commissioned to honor Houston’s police force and the officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It is a tribute recognizing the sacrifices police officers make on a daily basis for the City of Houston.
The structure was completed in 1990 and is located off Memorial Drive near downtown. Sculptor Jesus Bautista Moroles had intended the memorial to become a playscape and gathering spot for concerts and picnics. The sculpture’s design inclines the visitor to step down into the space before reaching the steps that lead to the apex of the memorial. Moroles pointed out, “you come up a lot farther than you go down”.
Houston Police Officers’ Memorial is shaped like a Greek cross that consists of five stepped pyramids and has a reflecting pool at the top.
Styling by Beth Muecke
Model: Kendra Muecke