Shasta County Peace Officers' Memorial Coalition "Serving the Law Enforcement Family"
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The first Shasta County Peace Officers Memorial was held on May 15, 1988. The ceremony consisted of five deputies who stood together in front of the Shasta County Courthouse in honor of slain peace officers.
In 1993 a formal committee consisting of several law enforcement officers from city, county and state agencies came together and formed the Shasta County Peace Officers Memorial Committee. The ceremony was expanded to include a memorial run. The run consists of law enforcement officers running one mile for each officer who died in the line of duty in the history of Shasta County. The runners pass a police baton at each mile. The baton bears the names of each slain officer and the date they died.
In 1994, the committee had the vision of creating a permanent monument to honor those who gave their lives in the line of duty. With the vision of the committee, the financial and physical donations of the community and the approval of the Shasta County Board of Supervisors, we dedicated the memorial monument on May 18, 1994.
In 1995, the committee decided to expand their roll and formed The Shasta County Peace Officers Memorial Foundation. The foundation works closely with the Shasta County Law Enforcement Chaplain and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S).
The purpose of the foundation is to enhance, administer and maintain the Shasta County Peace Officers Memorial in Redding. To provide financial assistance, crisis intervention and emotional support to the surviving families of those officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.
In 1998 the name was changed to the Shasta County Peace Officers Memorial Coalition.
2017 Memorial May 11, 2017 12:00 Shasta County Courthouse Public Welcome
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Challenge coins will be for sale at the memorial. Memorial running shirts will also be on sale.