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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The California Peace Officers Memorial
In Tribute
 
The California Peace Officers Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
1. The California Peace Officers Memorial Marker
 
Inscription. Since statehood, the people of California have sought and cherished a quality of life unsurpassed in this great nation. There have been among us those who chose to serve as peace officers and when called upon unselfishly gave more than we have the right to ask. A passionate desire among their brother and sister peace officers and concerned Californians to commemorate those fallen heros is evidenced here. This moving memorial is a tribute to the dedicated men and women of the California Law Enforcement family who have given their lives to assure a peaceful and orderly society for their fellow citizens. Those brave and gallant protectors who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty are symbolically represented here by the County Sheriff of the 1880s, the State motorcycle officer of the 1930s and the municipal police officer of the 1980s.

In Our Hearts We Honor Those Who Gave Their Lives – For We Can Do No Less
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.616′ N, 121° 29.708′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Memorial is located on the grounds of the California State Capital Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 I St, Sacramento CA 95811, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
 
Back View of Monument - List of Donors Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
2. Back View of Monument - List of Donors
 
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Californias Historic Capitol (a few steps from this marker); California Mexican-American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); California State Capitol Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); California State Capitol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sisters of Mercy (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Sisters of Mercy (about 600 feet away); Leland Stanford House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. California Peace Officers Memorial. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. History of the Memorial. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. California State Capital Museum - Peace Officers Memorial. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Law Enforcement
 
A Second Marker at this Site Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
3. A Second Marker at this Site
I never dreamed it would be me,
My name for all eternity,
Recorded here at this hallowed place,
Alas, my name, no more my face.

”In the line of duty,” I hear them say;
My family now the price to pay.
My folded flag stained with their tears;
We only had those few short years.

The badge no longer on my check,
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind,
And pray they keep this thought in mind.

I never dreamed it would be me,
And with heavy heart and bended knee;
I ask for all here from the past,
Dear God, let my name be the last.

Sgt. George Hahn, LAPD, Ret.
 
 
The California Peace Officers Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
4. The California Peace Officers Memorial
Markers are located at the feet of the peace officer sculptures
 
 
The California Peace Officers Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
5. The California Peace Officers Memorial
The County Sheriff from the 1880's, The motorcycle officer from the 1930's and the municipal police officer from the 1980's.
 
 
Statue at the Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
6. Statue at the Monument
Representing a Widow and Child
 
 
The County Sheriff of the 1880's Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
7. The County Sheriff of the 1880's
 
 
The Motorcycle Officer of the 1930's Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
8. The Motorcycle Officer of the 1930's
 
 
The Municipal Police Officer of the 1980's Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
9. The Municipal Police Officer of the 1980's
 
 
View of Plaques Listing Fallen Officers Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
10. View of Plaques Listing Fallen Officers
 
 
"In the Line of Duty" Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Stroud, May 1995
11. "In the Line of Duty"
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,599 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7, 8, 9. submitted on January 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   10. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   11. submitted on December 21, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
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