One of the ways Texas pays tribute to law enforcement personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice is through the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial Monument, a permanent part of the state capitol grounds. This monument was dedicated in 1999 and is inscribed with the names of more than 2,000 of those who have died in the line of duty while protecting our communities.
The Commission is responsible for reviewing names submitted for inclusion on the monument and determining their eligibility in accordance with the criteria set forth in Commission rule 229.1, and approving names for inclusion at one of its quarterly meetings. To nominate an officer for inclusion on the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument, please follow the instructions on the form above and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations for the continued maintenance of the monument can be made out to the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial, and sent to:
Texas State Preservation Board
PO BOX 13286
Austin, TX 78711
The Commission is also honored to be part of the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony Committee, which was established by the 85th Texas Legislature, comprised of elected officials, state agencies, and organizations, and tasked with coordinating the annual ceremony to honor the previous year’s fallen officers.
Additional information about the annual ceremony, names inscribed on the monument, and other events, can be found at www.texaspeaceofficersmemorial.org.
We will never forget those who have given their lives that we may live in safety.