The Memorial site was moved in 2007 to a peninsula located in the center of Tropical Park, just south of the football stadium and north of the soccer fields and rivals any law enforcement memorial in the country. Part of the walkway around the monuments is comprised of Service Legacy Bricks, which honor both sworn and non-sworn personnel that have honorably served and retired (or are soon retiring) from any federal, state, or local law enforcement agency in Miami-Dade County and are vested with their department. Service Legacy Bricks are red bricks with the retiree’s name, department, year retired, and years of service engraved on it. For a donation of $50.00, qualified applicants may purchase a brick for the walkway, and for an additional $25.00 donation a second brick may be purchased for the recipient to keep along with a nice certificate with the same verbiage as on the actual brick.
We have sold approximately 400 bricks to date. All proceeds from the brick donations are applied towards the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony and maintenance of the memorial site. This is a great way for a unit, squad, or family to honor someone that is deceased, retiring, or retired.
We are now offering a Service Legacy Brick for our canines who have faithfully serviced us and in doing so has served our Community. Click on the buttons below to open the application and agreement form.
The Miami-Dade Police K-9 Memorial was dedicated on August 14, 2009 at Tropical Park (7900 SW 40 Street) to memorialize and honor all of the police canines that have served Miami-Dade County and the seven that died serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County. The seven canines memorialized on the wall of honor were inducted by the K-9’s partner/handler or a designated representative.
The love, pleasure and enjoyment the police K-9 brings to his partner, the police officer, will never be able to be put into words. The bond between a police officer and his K-9 partner can only be understood if you have lived it, as so many K-9 officers have. The police canines do in fact serve man who serves mankind.
May all of our loyal K-9 partners rest in peace