The Tucson Police Memorial Plaza
Statues of Tucson:
The Tucson Police Memorial Plaza, located at 270 S. Stone Ave., serves as both a headquarters for the Tucson Police Department and a tribute to the officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. As visitors approach the main entrance of the department, they will find the plaza situated to the left, featuring a grassy area surrounded by bricks bearing the names of donors who helped fund its construction.
The focal point of the plaza is a multipart statue honoring fallen officers. The statue sits atop a large stone and concrete structure and features three figures. The largest of the three is a woman in a dress, holding a peaked cap in her lap and releasing a dove with her right hand. Next to her sits a police dog with its paws resting on its leash, waiting for its handler. Finally, a cowboy hat adorned with a police badge and an old west gun belt hangs from the top of the monument.
In addition to the main statue, there is also an open book on a pedestal near the walkway leading up to the main entrance. The book lists the names of the fallen officers, who are also represented by stars on the back of the main monument. The plaza was designed by Jennifer Jones and the sculptures were created by Judith Stewart. It was funded by donations and a grant from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Thank you to the men and women of law enforcement for what you do everyday.