About the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial
The site of the Memorial is Darden Garden on Capitol Square in Richmond. Located between the General Assembly Building and the historic boundary of the original Capitol grounds, the Memorial will stand proudly with the other monuments on Capitol Square. The centerpiece of the memorial is a wall of names carved into stone – the names of men and women killed in the line of duty in Virginia. The names on the wall are an enduring testament to the valor of these individuals and the courage of their loved ones. (Read more about the Design of the Memorial)
The memorial will honor police officers, sworn ABC and DMV enforcement, paid and volunteer firefighters, sheriff’s officers, Virginia National Guardsmen and the Virginia Defense Force, game wardens, state park rangers, correctional officers and emergency management personnel who have been killed in service to their community and are included in the Code of Virginia Line of Duty Act.
The Virginia Public Safety Foundation (VPSF) formally launched the campaign to raise $2 million for construction of the monument in May 2012.