June 5, 1997


To Those Who Fall



“You will not be forgotten”

you who in your duty fall

a fragile line of blue

between my life and violence

all too thin

yet doing your duty

as I and mine



The quote is from a block of granite at

Charles O. Bick Police College

raised in memory of fallen officers.

The full quote is as follows:


“Dedicated to fallen

officers who have

sacrificed their lives

‘To Serve and Protect’


You will not be forgotten”


How can we ever do enough

for those who place their lives

on the line for us day after day.