Law Enforcement Memorials

Law Enforcement Memorials

Law Enforcement Memorials

In line with Ronald C. Van Raalte

about Law Enforcement Memorials in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

On April 28, 1854, Phil Audax wrote to the Ohio State Journal regarding the death of Cyrus Beebe, the first Columbus (Ohio) officer killed in the line of duty: Mr. Editor: Mr. Beebe, the murdered policeman … fell nobly doing his duty…. Is there not therefore an obligation now resting upon his fellow citizens? Such firmness and courage as he displayed, if exhibited on a wider field, warring for his country, would have given his name a place in history…. I would suggest therefore that the City Council take measures at once to erect over the remains of the brave executor of the law a suitable monument to commemorate his fidelity and public worth. Although the Columbus Police Department has him listed on their official memorial at headquarters, a monument to Officer Beebe has not been found. Mr.

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