The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was established in 1980 to honor fallen officers from every police department and law enforcement agency within Miami-Dade County. The original triple granite structure was unveiled in May 1981, and remains an integral part of the site.
In 2001, four black granite walls were erected; etched with the names of the gallant men and women who died serving the citizens of their community.. Today, 136 names grace these hallowed walls.
Two five-foot high towers were added to the site in 2002, to commemorate the law enforcement officers who were killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The Police Officer Assistance Trust is responsible for the care and preservation of the Memorial and has sworn to safeguard the memory of each officer lost in the line of duty. The Memorial is located at Tropical Park in Miami, Florida, and stands as a tribute to heroism and sacrifice. ________________________________________