Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
In May of 2000, Sheriff Bill Wittman made a commitment to build a permanent Peace Officer Memorial Monument. This Monument honors the memory of the Peace Officers from law enforcement agencies in Tulare County who were killed in the line-of-duty. The Tulare County Board of Supervisors dedicated the park setting at the corner of Burrel and Woodland in Visalia as Tulare County Peace Officer Memorial Park on May 16, 2001. With the hard work of the Memorial Committee members and the generous contributions of many dedicated Tulare County citizen’s a vision and commitment has been fulfilled.
The Memorial is made from two types of granite. The head piece outlines the shape of Tulare County and is mounted on a pyramid base. Etched on the face are two badges with mourning bands. The star represents the Sheriff’s Department and the shield represents all other law enforcement agencies in Tulare County. The names of our fallen heroes are forever etched in the tiered granite base as well as in our hearts.
Today the memorial is continually improved through regular maintenance, as well as beautification projects. Currently, there is a project in the works to include a water feature, as well as memorial bricks that can be bought and customized, which will line the walkways. For more information on how you can donate to the foundation through brick purchase or other means, please contact the foundation through its email, firstname.lastname@example.org.