The Texas Peace Officers' Memorial


The Texas Peace Officers' Memorial is a monument erected on the grounds of the Capitol Complex to recognize and honor the ultimate sacrifice made by Texas law enforcement and corrections officers who were killed in the line of duty.  (Sec. 3105.001 Texas Government Code)


In 1987, the leadership of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) sought to have the memorial built. 

The Peace Officers Memorial Foundation (POMF), a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, was founded to help raise money for that purpose.



In June of 1998, after convincing the legislature to authorize the Memorial and after 10 years of arduous fund raising, construction began.



And on May 10, 1999, law enforcement officers and the families of officers traveled to Austin for the Memorial dedication. The Memorial is located on the northeast grounds of the Texas Capitol, easily accessible from where Congress Avenue and 15th Street intersect.




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