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On November 12, 2013, the Bellevue City Council voted unanimously to approve a law enforcement memorial at the new public safety facility along with the associated fundraising campaign. This marks the first major milestone following months of work by the Bellevue Police Department Honor Guard and the committee it formed. The Bellevue Police Memorial Committee was comprised of all Honor Guard members in addition to several officers from other areas of the department to select a design that best represents the Department as a whole. The Committee solicited design ideas from multiple local artists before ultimately selecting a design by John Labja of Omaha. As noted in many other publications, Mr. Labja is known for many pieces of work to include the ‘Road to Omaha’ statue.
The memorial will consist of a granite base displaying a replica of a BPD badge in the center. Images associated with the Department will displayed on each wing of the memorial. The Department’s core values will be engraved along the front of the base. Sitting atop the memorial will be a 6-foot bronze statue of an officer greeting the citizens of Bellevue as they arrive at the new public safety facility.
The memorial is intended to honor the sacrifices of those officers who have served with the Bellevue Police Department – in the past, present, and future. It will allow the Bellevue Police Department to share the privilege of hosting the Omaha Metro Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony in May of each year with the Omaha Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The memorial will serve as a focal point to bring the citizens and of Bellevue and its officers together. It will also attract visitors and benefit the local economy.
The Bellevue Police Officer’s Association will be working with the Department and the Bellevue Police Community Foundation for the foreseeable future to generate the $200,000 needed to construct the memorial. Please watch for upcoming fundraisers and events to learn more about the memorial and its progress.