NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF 2020 EVENTS
Out of respect for the Fallen Officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to the community, the Board of Directors, Members, and Volunteers of the Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers’ Memorial have unanimously voted to cancel the Annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Ball and Valor Run scheduled for May 16, 2020.
The recent events surrounding the Coronavirus and its impact on our patrons, sponsors, volunteers and the many first responders, mandate we join the nation hand-in-hand to carry out the Oath to “Protect and Serve” given by those who we honor. The safety and wellbeing to each and every one in our community is critical, and this cancelation of events was made with the spirit of respect and honor for all in our community.
To our sponsors and patrons who have pre-paid for the 2020 events, a process is being developed to return your contributions. Your contributions and support of the Peace Officers’ Memorial and related activities are deeply appreciated.
Should you have questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to Renee Bunting. Please follow our social media and website for further details.
United we stand, we sincerely appreciate your understanding, and together we will win this battle.
Renee T. Bunting
"In Valor There Is Hope" - Tactius
This Memorial is dedicated to the men and women of law enforcement who have died in the line of duty. It honors federal, state, local and military law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to and protection of the people in the Pikes Peak Region.
The Memorial features an entrance aligned towards Pikes Peak, a curved wall, and a fallen lion resting upon a base of granite. The embracing wall is low lighted by the thin blue line that separates Good from Evil. The wall rises to encircle the fallen lion. The lion faces the Veterans Memorial, in honor of our military partnership. A walk of honor with donated pavers extends 200 feet from entrance to the foot of the base upon which the lion rests. Based upon the Lion of Lucerne, the Noble Lion embodies the protector, head bowed, protective paw extended, proving loyalty, courage, and bravery to the end. The entire structure encompasses 71,000 square feet. Names of the fallen, agency served, and “End of Watch” date, may be found on the granite base. Law enforcement shields are embedded in the wall. The fallen lion was sculpted by Colorado Springs resident Larry Terrafranca.