The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions
Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
February 16, 2009
Bronze statues of riderless horse, firefighter and police officer to be delivered and installed at the memorial site.
A giant crane will hoist the statues from a flatbed truck and lower them into scaffolding that will serve as protection until the memorial Dedication.
The massive,10.5-foot statue of riderless horse is the first of three bronze statues to be delivered this week for the Fort Worth Police & Firefighters Memorial now under construction. The horse's empty saddle is a poignant reminder of the brave officers in Fort Worth who have fallen in the line of duty. The memorial, which will be complete this spring, will honor three deputy marshals, 55 police officers and 37 firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty since the city's earliest days.
At the heart of the memorial site, the bronze sculptures of a peace officer, firefighter and riderless horse will tower more than 10 feet high over the middle of a circular path. Beyond the statues, two walls of names will list randomly all police officers, firefighters and marshals who have fallen in the line of duty. Designed by Fort Worth architects Gideon Toal, the memorial will also feature black granite kiosks that will take visitors through several eras of Fort Worth history and tell the stories of some of our fallen heroes. A decomposed granite path winding through the trees will guide visitors to the sculptures and walls of names.
The City of Fort Worth donated five acres on the north end of Trinity Park for the project, and more than 800 individuals and companies gave a total of $1.2 million to fund the project. Additional contributions to the project are welcome and can be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The memorial will be unveiled at an official citywide dedication ceremony in the spring of 2009.
Balfour Beatty Construction is overseeing the memorial's construction and Jack Wilson is the sculptor.
The memorial project is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit overseen by a Board of Directors, whose membership includes Fort Worth police officers, firefighters, senior city officials, and corporate leaders. The board co-chairs are Bob Kolba and John Stevenson. The board's project coordinator is Linda Fulmer.