Honoring Our Fallen

img_1275Eighteen names were added to the Police Memorial Wall in a ceremony today in Battery Park City, Manhattan.

Created in honor of those who lost their lives in the line of duty, the Police Memorial is located at Liberty Street and South End Avenue, and was dedicated on October 20, 1997.

Architect Stuart Crawford won a juried competition by using water as the primary integrating element. The wall along the edge of the memorial holds the names of the officers and the dates on which they were killed.

The small fountain residing outside the formal memorial represents the rookie’s first day. The water flows down the flume past the granite wall, representing death, and then falls into the open pool. The remaining area around the pool is referred to as the “Sacred Precinct,” where contemplation is encouraged.

The wall now has 828 names engraved.

The names added today:
DET. BRIAN MOORE – 105 PCT Medal of Honor
DET. RANDOLPH HOLDER – PSA 5 Medal of Honor

The following MOS died in the line of duty as a result of 9/11-related illnesses, and received the Distinguished Service Medal.

DEP. CHIEF STEVEN BONANO – PATROL BUREAU BROOKLYN SOUTH
INSP. JAMES GUIDA – NARCOTICS DIVISION
CAPT. SCOTT STELMOK – 103 PCT
SGT. PATRICK MURPHY – EMERGENCY SERVICE UNIT 5
SGT. STEPHEN SCALZA – ASSET FORFITURE 
DET. JAMES ALBANESE – NARCOTICS DIVISION
DET. LUIS FERNANDEZ – EMERGENCY SERVICE UNIT 6
DET. STUART FISHKIN – FLEET SERVICES DIVISION
DET. JOHN RUSSO – TARU
DET. RICHARD WENTZ – GANG DIVISION
PO JAMES BURKE – FLEET SERVICES
PO PETER CIACCIO – MEDICAL DIVISION
PO CHERYL JOHNSON -115 PCT
PO ROBERT KAMINSKI – FLEET SERVICES
PO SHAUN MAHONEY – 109 PCT
PO PETER RODRIGUEZ – BRONX AUTO CRIME