The City of Tempe wants to honor those who have died protecting our community with a new Public Safety Memorial at the entrance of Tempe Beach Park at Tempe Town Lake.
The memorial will honor the Tempe firefighters, police officers and canines who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Not only will this memorial serve as a tribute to our fallen heroes, it will serve as a place where families, friends and the community can come together to honor them.
The Tempe Police Department has lost five officers since 1919 and Tempe Fire, Medical Rescue has lost one firefighter. Tempe has also lost two canine officers. Read the stories of those who died in the line of duty.
Call to artists for Tempe Public Safety Memorial
The City of Tempe invites artists to submit qualifications to create a site-specific public safety memorial to be permanently located at the Tempe Beach Park. Click HERE for details.
You Can Help
The City of Tempe is committed to honoring its heroes and has set aside $175,000 in public funds. An additional $175,000 needs to be raised. Donations are being collected now by the Tempe Police Foundation, a non-profit 501-c3, to fund the design and construction of this memorial. All donations are tax-deductible. You may donate online here.
For more information about the Tempe Public Safety Memorial, please contact Asst. Police Chief Angel Carbajal.