WHAT: Police Memorial statue in downtown Richmond’s Festival Park, a park dedicated to the memory of Nina Friedman Abady.
LOCATION: 500 block of North 6th Street in park at 6th Street Marketplace, southeast of the Richmond Coliseum.
DEDICATION: May 16, 1987.
DESCRIPTION: An 8 1/2 foot standing bronze figure of a police officer shown rescuing a child. This statue is a memorial to all Richmond police who have been killed in the line of duty and was erected by the Police Memorial Fund. The officer is walking down steps carrying a child in his arm. The child is minus a shoe is holding a bear in her right hand. The statue stands on a 1 1/2 foot granite pedestal. A memorial plaque is located approximately 10 foot to the south. It includes the names of 28 officers between the years of 1869-2003.
“We the people of Richmond present this memorial in recognition of police officers who afford us their protection. Those officers named here are remembered particularly for making the supreme sacrifice by giving their lives in the line of duty.”