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Police Officer Sculpture Memorial

"A Part of America Died"

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The beat that he walked
was a battlefield, too,
just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation
won't fly at half-mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

The suspect that shot him
will stand up in court
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young, widowed mother
must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today...
maybe in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort
behind our locked doors
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks the beat
on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself he gave all,
and a part of America died.

Police Memorial

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Inc., County of Allegheny, is a nonprofit organization.  We are police officers, survivors and private citizens working together to build and maintain a memorial in the City of Pittsburgh, the county seat of Allegheny County.  The memorial honors all Law Enforcement Officers who have made the "Supreme Sacrifice."  It also honors all law enforcement personnel, living and dead. The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is located at North Shore and Art Rooney Avenue near Heinz Field.

Any donation made to the Memorial is tax deductible.  Send your donations to:

Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Inc.
c/o Lodge 91 F.O.P
676 W. 8th Avenue
W. Homestead, PA 15120
"Lest We Forget"

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