Illinois Police Officers Memorial Committee
Inc. 1986
Honoring Law Enforcement Officers Who Have Given Their Lives in the Performance of Their Duty

The Illinois Police Officers Memorial Committee was established in 1985. Our monument in Springfield, Illinois bears the names of the officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their communities. Every year on the first Thursday of May, we hold a ceremony to pay tribute to fallen officers and their families. We are grateful to all our contributors who have helped us keep these memories alive.

2021 Ceremony

Due to weather predictions, the scheduled engraving for April 24th is postponed until Sunday, April 25th. On Sunday, April 25th, the names of officers killed in the line of duty during 2020 will be engraved on the Memorial. To show due respect to the fallen, an honor guard will be present. Anyone wishing to witness this is welcome. Engraving will begin at 10:00.

Our 2021 Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 6th. Officers killed in the line of duty during the calendar year’s 2019 and 2020 will be honored. Ceremony information is below. Please refer to our Ceremony Tab for Information and registration for Honor Guards.

Thursday May 6, 2021 9:30 am - Interfaith Ceremony
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
524 East Lawrence Ave. (6th and Lawrence)
Springfield, IL 62705

Thursday May 6, 2021 11:00 am - Ceremony at the State Capital

National Police Prayer

Almighty God, Father of all Mercies, we ask Thy Blessing and guidance upon all Law Enforcement Officers engaged in the protection of our citizens. Be with them in their lonely tours of duty while patrolling the busy streets of our cities and the remote area of the country. Give them the Blessings of Your Wisdom, to know and do what is right. Temper their actions with mercy and justice. When their tours are completed and the day is over, guide them safely home to their loved ones.

We also ask Thy Blessing and eternal rest to all our Brothers and Sisters who have sacrificed their very lives in the performance of their duties. Give to their loved ones the peace and strength to bear the anguish of their loss. Remove all resentment from their hearts, knowing that eternal peace and rest will abide over their departed loved one forever. This we beg in Thy name forever and ever. Amen