Designed by Paul DiPasquale, the widely acclaimed sculptor who created Virginia Beach’s iconic statue of King Neptune, the Law Enforcement Memorial was dedicated June 23, 2012. The memorial features three bronze officers representing the Virginia Beach Police Department, the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office and the state and federal agencies that protect the citizens of Virginia Beach and visitors to our city. The officers have interlocking hands, symbolizing their support for one another as their other hand reaches out to citizens below, extending help to the community. The interlocking hands are lit from below with a soft blue light. Names of the fallen officers are inscribed on the granite base of the memorial. The memorial is 19 feet tall and ten feet wide at the base. The officers are about two times life size. The memorial is located in a newly designed plaza at the end of 35th Street and the Boardwalk in a setting designed to allow for quiet reflection on the sacrifices made by the members of our law enforcement who have died in the line of duty. Individual plaques provide details of each fallen officer’s line-of-duty death.
Memorial Dedication Video
The Virginia Beach Police Foundation dedicated the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. The dedication took place at 35th Street on the Boardwalk. Fourteen fallen officers’ names are on the memorial.