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County of Allegheny Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

 
 
County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 22, 2012
1. County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Front facing North Shore Drive
Inscription. Dedicated
August 25, 1996
Rededication
Saturday May 17, 2003
County of Allegheny
Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Incorporated
 
Erected 1996 by Fraternal Order of Police-Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1-County of Allegheny Lodge No. 91.
 
Location. 40° 26.703′ N, 80° 0.818′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Shore Drive and Art Rooney Drive. Touch for map. Located in Riverfront Park on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Three Rivers Stadium (within shouting distance of this marker); First Professional Football Game (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pittsburgh Point (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southwestern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Immaculate Reception (about 600 feet away); Vietnam Veterans Monument (about 800 feet away); Langley Observatory Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Three Rivers Heritage Trail (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
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County of Allegheny Law Enforcement Officers Memorial-Rear face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 22, 2012
2. County of Allegheny Law Enforcement Officers Memorial-Rear face
Inside left & inside right: Multiple names of deceased Allegheny County Law Enforcement Officers that have fallen in the line of duty.
Middle:
"A Part of America Died"
Somebody killed a policeman today
And a part of America died...
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side

The beat that he walked was a battlefield too
Just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast
To his name they will add a gold star.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court
With counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend many long, lonely nights.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today...
Maybe in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors
A cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark, lonely street
And he stands at each rookie's side.
He answered the call...of himself gave his all.
And a part of America died.
County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 22, 2012
3. County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Ever Watchful
Law Enforcement Officers Memorial statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 22, 2012
4. Law Enforcement Officers Memorial statue
Facing the City of Pittsburgh.
County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 22, 2012
5. County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
"Last Call" Police callbox
County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 22, 2012
6. County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Dedicated to Law Enforcement Personnel
From Allegheny County
Who made the "Supreme Sacrifice" outside Allegheny County
County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 22, 2012
7. County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Plaques of officers from Allegheny County who died outside Allegheny County
County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 22, 2012
8. County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Plaque embedded in the concrete inside the memorial
County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 22, 2012
9. County of Allegheny-Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
From across North Shore Drive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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