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Boston Police Memorial

Artist:

Gerald Horrigan

Location:

 

Neighborhood:

Roxbury

Type:

Memorial

Year:

Medium:

Steel

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Description:

The Boston Police Memorial commemorates the founding of the police department in 1834, the professional successor to the citizens’ watch that dated from Colonial times. A long bronze panel with figures in bas-relief presents the history of Boston policing from earliest days to the present. A magnified police badge in stainless steel is at the middle of the panel; the words “In Tribute To Boston Police Officers” are beneath the panel. An eternal-flame illuminated by a blue light reminds visitors that the police department is on duty at all hours of the day or night.

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