Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial


When a rain storm with high winds came through Oklahoma City about 1:30 A.M. Wednesday morning, May 13, 2009, the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial was damaged. The large granite Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) logo and the granite slab between it and the large granite OK Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association logo were blown over. Both pieces broke into several pieces and chipped the round black granite base and the quote from J. Edgar Hoover that was engraved on it. The top point of the heavy granite FOP logo landed on the white chain surrounding the center piece and bent three of the poles holding the chain. It appears that forty years of Oklahoma weather and the strong winds that night were too much for the proud stones. The broken pieces have been cleared away and the OK Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association logo has been laid down on top of the round granite base. A new granite FOP logo and square piece of granite were ordered and have been delivered. The two logos and square piece were not replaced on the center piece pedestal but were placed at the west end of the memorial plaza. The square piece was engraved with a brief history of the memorial. The chipped part of the pedestal was not repaired.