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Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial

Artist:

Michael Kenny

Location:

Massachusetts State House, near Bowdoin St. and Ashburton Pl.  

Location

Massachusetts State House, near Bowdoin St. and Ashburton Pl.
United States
42° 21' 33.354" N, 71° 3' 48.06" W

Neighborhood:

Beacon Hill

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

2004

Medium:

Granite

Collection:

Massachusetts State House

Funders:

Mass Law Enforcement Memorial Committee

Description:

At the time of this memorial’s dedication, it was inscribed with the names of 282 Massachusetts Law Enforcement officers—including federal, state, local, and corrections officers, as well as county sheriffs—who were killed in the line of duty. Some had perished recently, others a century or more ago. At the center of the memorial, a granite badge with a black band symbolizes the officers’ dedication to protecting the public and the sacrifices they made pursuing that duty. The memorial was unveiled in 2004 with a ceremony attended by a crowd of more than 2,000.

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