Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers' Memorial
This memorial commemorates and celebrates law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of their community.
To Honor the Courageous
The Big Picture
Visitors to the Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers’ Memorial (PPRPOM) are welcomed to this regional symbol of courage by a path decorated with the engraved names of supporters. A wall displaying unique enlarged bronze replicas of badges from every jurisdiction in El Paso and Teller counties, including the police forces for each city, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration pays homage to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The path and memorial wall lead to three flagpoles bearing the U.S., Colorado, and PPRPOM flags, before reaching an enormous bronze statue of the Lion of Lucerne. The lion, lying on its side with a sword impaling its ribs, represents the ultimate sacrifice these protectors made for their community. It’s here by the Lion of Lucerne that you’ll find the etched names of first fallen officers included on the memorial.
Ingenuity in Action
This design-build project was more than a decade in the making, enduring three concept renditions in that time. Ultimately, the regional memorial required the efforts of all law enforcement personnel, families, and citizens throughout the Pikes Peak region to make it a reality. The project cost and scope escalated between the original design and the actual groundbreaking. GE Johnson bridged the gap between fundraising totals and final project costs, leveraging strong subcontractor relationships to collect in-kind donations.
One of the most daunting tasks was figuring out how to transport the 562-pound Lion of Lucerne without injuring workers or breaking the lion sculpture. The team preplanned extensively to get the lion onto the granite plinth where it lies today. The lion was transported with a cart that allowed the team to be nimble before the lion was lifted onto the plinth with a forklift.