Houston Police Officers Memorial (Houston, Texas)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
N 29° 45.766 W 095° 22.985
15R E 269578 N 3294878
Quick Description: A memorial in honor of Houston's police force and the officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2013 9:31:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ62J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
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Long Description:
Per the City of Houston's official Municipal Art website: (visit link)

"Houston Police Officer's Memorial is the site for the annual procession and wreath-laying ceremony that honors Houston's slain police officers. The site is guarded 24 hours a day by on-duty officers. [It] was commissioned in order to honor Houston's police force and the officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It is a tribute recognizing the sacrifices police officers make on a daily basis for the City of Houston.

Fund raising efforts for this $630,000 project began in 1985. Jesus Bautista Moroles had intended the memorial to become a playscape and gathering spot for concerts and picnics. The sculpture's design inclines the visitor to step down into the space before reaching the steps that lead to the apex of the memorial. Moroles pointed out, “you come up a lot farther than you go down”.

The Memorial is shaped like a Greek cross that consists of five stepped pyramids (ziggurat design). The central pyramid rises 12 ½ feet above ground level, and the four outer pyramids are inverted to sink 12 feet into the ground. Every pyramid base is 40 feet square.

There is a reflecting pool surrounded by four inscribed slabs of polished Texas pink granite located at the sculptures apex (of the central pyramid). The inscriptions bear the names of over eighty officers that died in the line of duty. A smaller version of the reflection pool is near the parking lot, for those visitors who are unable to climb to the apex."
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