The City of Tempe, AZ, will unveil and dedicate a new Tempe Public Safety Memorial on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park, located at Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue.

This memorial is a meaningful expression of gratitude and honor to the police officers, firefighters, and police canines who have given their lives in the line of duty. If you would like to know more about those people, you can read their stories at The city is inviting the public to join the Tempe City Council, the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department, Tempe Police Department, Tempe Public Art, and families of those public safety members who made the ultimate sacrifice to dedicate this memorial.

Artist Benjamin Victor sculpted the Tempe Public Safety Memorial. Victor’s work includes several police, firefighter, and war memorials and is shown at the National Sculpture Society in New York City at the National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol and around the world. You can view his portfolio at

The Tempe Police Foundation is still accepting donations to fund ongoing maintenance for the memorial. You can donate at