The St. Petersburg Police Department’s Annual Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The event will commence at 7:45 p.m. at the Heroes of St. Petersburg Police Law Enforcement Memorial at Demens Landing Park in downtown St. Petersburg. The park entrance is located at 1st Avenue South and Bayshore Drive Southeast.
The service will commemorate police officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion have rendered a dedicated service to their community. The engraved ceremonial bell, which is kept at the police station during the year, will be brought to the site and rung once for each fallen officer as their name is read. The solid brass 24-pound bell is engraved with “St. Petersburg Police – Fortis Heroes,” and its clear tone will ring out in remembrance in the beautiful waterfront park.
Although this service commemorates the fifteen fallen officers of the St. Petersburg Police Department, it also honors all officers that have lost their lives, or have become disabled in the performance of their duties.
Please join us on May 17th as we remember our fallen officers and share our respect and reverence for the dedication of all law enforcement officers.
Chief Anthony Holloway
St. Petersburg Police Department